Contemporary Reclaimed Barn Wood Sliding Door

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Project by Porter Barn Wood posted 11-07-2012 02:23 AM 5335 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a recent build I did using different barn woods from our lot. The customer picked out all of the different pieces at the lot and then I ripped them, jointed the back side, and brad-nailed/adhered them to the birch plywood. when it was fully assembled, our finish guy did a great lacquer job on the wood. I did the same for the other side. It’s wrapped in 1/4” steel. Everything was fabricated by our team. From design to finish ever piece was made by us including the sliding hardware. The steel was new, but I weathered it down to give it a rusty patina. It rests on a 1/2” thick bar that is held in to the studs by lag bolts. I also made a pinch roller from a skateboard wheel and created some stops on the bar using bolts and P.E. There’s a lot more I’m sure I could say about the project…. yadda yadda yadda… but it was really fun. I’d love to build more. I like integrating reclaimed wood and steel into modern projects. I included the 3d sketch that I provided them before hand. It was pretty darn close to the final project. Love when that happens. :-)

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 03:03 AM

That is really cool…!

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 09:54 PM

Love it—I want some!

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 10:14 PM

WOW! That’s a TREASURE from a trash!

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 04:07 AM

That is gorgeous.

So, is the barn wood just a veneer over plywood on both sides?

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 05:04 AM

Sortof… it’s not a “veneer” per say. Veneers usually refer to a much thinner application. This is more of a facia. The plywood and steel keeps it rigid. It also allowed for a nice thickness. Some of the barn wood was fairly brittle and would not have otherwise worked if it were laminated for use as a door. All of the siding pieces were taken down to 5/8” thick, so after the .75” plywood and the outer/inner layers of siding, the final thickness is 2”.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood

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#7 posted 11-09-2012 05:13 AM

The door looks awsome. I like this ’’Vikings’’ style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 01:49 AM

this project is ultra hip from the green re-use of the barn wood , the patchwork result and the slide and wheels. Awesome job.
I want one too

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 03:10 AM

Nice assembly of off the shelf hardware. Looks great.


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