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Custom XL Sliding Barn Door

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Project by Porter Barn Wood posted 01-02-2013 03:02 AM 2321 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a massive sliding barn door I recently made for a customer. This thing weighs about 400-500 lbs. and is made of steel, birch plywood, and grey hemlock siding from our lot. It measures 64” wide and 105” tall and slides over into a recess the customer had built into the room. We sprayed the door with lacquer. I made a guide from black phenolic that sits on the ground and is mostly hidden from view. I used an antique cast iron “snowbird” for the door handle. We make all of our own hardware as well. These are becoming more and more popular with our customers. Any questions are welcome.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood





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#1 posted 01-02-2013 03:25 AM

Great looking door.good job.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 11:20 AM

Good door! Excellent work and thanks for sharing..

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 02:40 PM

Love the massiveness of the door, as if I am drawn by a great force to the place. Makes you feel strong and powerful. Excellent job!

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 01:51 PM

I Love it! That is a very clever design and fits that room perfect!.....I want one!

Schroeder

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 12:09 AM

Beautiful door! How easy is it to roll? Can it be opened from the backside?

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