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DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Ok… My love for this next piece is extreme!  Look how cute this DIY Sliding Barn Door Console turned out! We partnered with Purdy to show how using high-quality painting tools makes all the difference in your final product. Read on for more!

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

You can check out the YouTube video tutorial HERE or by clicking the link below!

Before we get started, be sure to download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!

The first step of this build is to assemble the frame or box.  This uses 3/4″ hardwood plywood.  I had the guys at the hardware store rip mine to 12″ boards making it easier to get home.  Then, I made my cross cuts using my miter saw.

I used my Kreg Jig to make 3/4″ pocket holes on the plywood panels.  You can see on the plans where to make all of yours.  I attached everything using wood glue and 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Once you have all of the vertical boards attached, attach the top 1×6 board to the front and top of the box.  This will be what hangs the barn door hardware in a later step.  Attach this board using wood glue and 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Now it’s time to attach the bottom trim.  Attach the two side pieces first using wood glue and nails, and then attach the long front board also with wood glue and nails.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

We are adding the shelves next.  These are going to be attached using wood glue and 1.25″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes on the bottom side of each shelf board.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Next we will add the front trim boards.  These are 1×2 that we are attaching with wood glue and finish nails.  We like to measure these and cut at this point to get an exact fit.  Start with the vertical boards and then measure and cut for the horizontal boards.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Now we are attaching the top board.  This is a pine project panel.  You can typically find them on the common board aisle at the hardware store.  I ripped mine down with my table saw to the correct width, but you can also have the hardware store do that for you.  I made the cross cut for the length using my miter saw.  Lay this board down with the good side facing the floor and lay the console upside down on top of it.  Attach the two using 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

We are building the door next.  This is super easy!  This is also a pine project panel cut to size, and then we are trimming it using inexpensive pine craft boards.  Start with the horizontal boards and then line up the diagonal boards and mark to make a tight fit.  Attach these craft boards using wood glue and 5/8″ nails.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

And now for the finish… Yeah!  This is always the most fun part!  It’s amazing how a good coat
of paint or stain can change the entire look of a piece.  I started by staining the door and
console top using a Purdy 2.5” Syntox brush, which is a synthetic brush designed specifically for
latex and oil-based stains, paints, varnishes, and clears to provide a smooth, mirror-like and
even finish.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

I decided to paint the rest of the console.  I used a Purdy NEST 9” Paint Tray and the Purdy
Revolution Jumbo Mini Roller Frame with Ultra Finish Roller Covers to make this
part really fast and simple!

To add to the rustic feel, we chose to use HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® Interior
Complete One-Coat Paint & Primer in Software (HGSW1463), with a satin finish.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

Seriously I LOVE this roller!  The microfiber is the bomb and I had the whole cabinet painted in under 30 minutes!  It picked up and distributed paint so evenly, I never had to worry about paint dripping, or the roller dragging or catching.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

After everything dried I added the hardware.  I found the MOST amazing hardware.  The best part??  It was under $40!  Crazy!  You can find it HERE!

And here she is all finished up in my entryway!  I’m so happy with how this turned out.  The Purdy
tools really made all the difference in the look and feel of the final product; the paint is smooth
and even with no streaking or bubbling.

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console

76 Comments

  1. Rude69.com on March 1, 2020 at 12:14 am

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  2. Eugenia on November 2, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Could this be used as a media console?

  3. caligirl on August 3, 2019 at 9:18 am

    link for the hardware please… 🙂

  4. Jacqueline Krausman on January 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    How thick of the pine project panel did you use for the doors? Home Depot says it comes in different thickness.

  5. Holly on January 7, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I know this is an old post, but can you point me in the direction of where you purchased the lights above this table?

    • Jacqueline on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      They have it in one of the other posts. I’m pretty sure it’s on the post with one of their beds they made.

  6. Ilvin on November 30, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Man this is awesome thanks.
    I’m am new at wood working I have done a few projects but this gas helped so much more now i am so grateful. You guys are grate

  7. Mikey on November 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The referenced Sherwin Williams paint, Software, dries a gray color. Is the lighting in the photo making it look more bluish?

  8. Jacqueline Lester on October 28, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    What length hardware did you purchase for this console table?

    Thank you!!

  9. Danielle on October 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Where can I find the lights?

  10. Rachel McGinley on June 24, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Where did you get the hardware to hang the door?

  11. Brandon Z on April 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I’m about 95% done building this, where’d the baskets come from? Thanks!

  12. crystal on March 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Can anyone tell me what that cute little decorative piece that looks like it is supporting the shelf on the wall is called? thanks!

  13. Isabelle on February 14, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Hello ! I’ve posted a message earlier on but it doesn’t seem to have worked.
    First of all, bravo for all these beautiful things you build. I have become addicted. I wonder whether you could help on some measurements. Being French and living in France, where we unfortunately don’t have things like 1×2, 1×3 etc, I don’t know how thick the pine panel you use for the door is. Also, could you please tell me the total thickness of the door, including the decorating bits ? Very many thanks.

  14. Jessica on February 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Did anyone ever figure out what size the hardware should be??? Theres a few different sizes! Yikes!

    • Isabelle on February 14, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Hello ! My guess would be 6 feet that would fit approximately the total length. 6.6 would be too long.

  15. Lynda on January 19, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I am trying to find the right size baskets for this project. Has anyone had as hard of time as I am in finding the right ones? Any help so appreciated.

  16. Lindsey Paxton on January 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    There are 3 different sizes of the door hardware. What size do I need to buy?

    • Isabelle on February 14, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Hello ! My guess would be 6 feet that would fit approximately the total length. 6.6 would be too long.

  17. Jess Hooper on December 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I purchased the barn door hardware that was recommended and I am trying to figure out how to attach it to the console. The directions that came with it we’re not so great and we’re to attach it to a wall… Please someone help!

  18. Jess Hooper on December 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I purchased the barn door hardware that was recommended and I am trying to figure out how to attach it to the console. The directions that came with it we’re not so great and we’re to attach it to a wall… Please someone help!

  19. Jessica Potter on December 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The step by step and pics aren’t on here now at least for me it only shows the video for the coffee table and the link for the plans and then these comments

    • Jess Hooper on December 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      I noticed that as well. I thought maybe I was just losing my mind and they never existed lol. The cut measurements for the door are also short and then some of the pocket holes are missing on the cut list pics. But I don’t much mind. I love these women and really love working off of their plans.

    • Ashley Nelson on December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

      there’s a link right under the video that says “FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!”. Those are plans for the barn door cabinet

  20. Jessica Potter on December 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    The step by step and pics aren’t on here now at least for me it only shows the video for the coffee table and the link for the plans and then these comments

    • Jess Hooper on December 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      I noticed that as well. I thought maybe I was just losing my mind and they never existed lol. The cut measurements for the door are also short and then some of the pocket holes are missing on the cut list pics. But I don’t much mind. I love these women and really love working off of their plans.

    • Ashley Nelson on December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

      there’s a link right under the video that says “FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!”. Those are plans for the barn door cabinet

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