Sliding Barnwood door

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Project by Hakalougie posted 09-29-2011 05:56 PM 11732 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine wanted a barn to to separate two rooms in his house . No problem but upon looking into the prices for a commercially made rail system we were shocked at the price. So I made the rail system also for a fraction of the price .The wheels are from and old clothes line and the wood is form an old wooded grain bin .

-- - Someday Never Comes- CCR

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 06:10 PM

very cool and innovative

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 06:12 PM

This is great, I love this style when used in the correct places.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 06:34 PM

That turned out great! I like It.

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 07:31 PM

Nice job…I like the look. One question; is there any sort of guide for the bottom of the door?

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 07:44 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments . jbschultz- right now we are using a piece of angle iron screwed down to the floor and there is a dado groove in the bottom of the door. As this was my first door and rail system we are trying this for now but might make a ball bearing guide system .

-- - Someday Never Comes- CCR

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 07:54 PM

Very, very cool a perfect look for your friend. Is that top rail channel iron or cut square tubing, or?


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 07:57 PM

Did a good job, looks nice

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 08:23 PM

yes yes and hell yes .. i like it! Ive wanted to make something like this for the shop entrance … might have found my inspiration.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 09-29-2011 08:59 PM

Hello” Northwest29” the top rail is simply 2 pieces of flat iron with a tubular spacer/lag bolt guide welded in between.

-- - Someday Never Comes- CCR

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#10 posted 09-29-2011 10:01 PM

Love it! Could you post a picture(s) with more detail on the rail system? Would really like to use a similar design and have been looking to fabricate my own. Thanks!

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#11 posted 09-29-2011 10:21 PM

Great work on both the door and rail system. The track looks like it came out of an old barn too! I too would like to see some more detail on the track. I have a 1/4 or 3/8 rod tacked on the top of the track to catch the wheel groove. Guess it could be a ridge on both sides, etc, etc.
Thanks for the post!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 09-29-2011 10:28 PM

This is the only other detailed picture I have . I will take some more next time I am at his house.

-- - Someday Never Comes- CCR

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#13 posted 09-30-2011 01:57 AM

Door looks great and LOVE the rail system!!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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