|Project by millssnell||posted 04-11-2013 02:56 PM||1883 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
I have been posting (albeit intermittently), about the re-construction of a 12×20 shed in my backyard here in Columbia, SC.
I shopped around for barn door hardware but could not locate any that I liked, or that seemed robust enough for these heavy doors, for under $250-$300. I made a temporary forge with some bricks, a shop-vac, and charcoal, and was able to get the hardware for $90, all in. The doors are each made of 3 WIDE pine boards, all at least 12’ wide. All the wood is about 1” thick.
The doors slide completely open on either side so that I have a full double door opening of 71”wide, and 75” tall. I will be adding a covered porch with a shed roof to come off of this side.
I would love any feedback, but would especially love ideas on the best way to lock the door. I want to keep with the style and theme of the rough-sawn wood and barn doors. I will have to fix one of the doors from the inside, and then lock them together from the outside so that they do not just both slide to one direction for someone to get my tools!