Hey Guys! Happy Wednesday! We have the BEST project to share today! A DIY Sliding Barn Door HACK! We LOVE barn doors, but the weight and price of them can keep us from using them. We designed a hack people! Check it out in our YouTube video HERE or below!
Didn’t this door turn out so great!?
Before we get started, here are links to all the goodies!
DIY Sliding Barn Door HACK! – Free Plans
Chalk Paint for Door – https://rstyle.me/n/cw2c3kxv6w
Barn Door Metal Hardware – https://rstyle.me/n/cw2c6cxv6w
BEST Wood Filler – https://rstyle.me/n/cw2gnjxv6w
Black Pendant Lights – https://rstyle.me/n/cw2c87xv6w
Wood Wall Video – https://youtu.be/1Wp5tQWMsTs
Glu-Bot – BEST glue bottle ever! Link here – http://rstyle.me/n/ctsxp3xv6w
First step is to find your door. We are using a hollow core door from the hardware store. These come in various sizes, and they run around $20-35 a piece. You want to get a door that is large enough to cover the opening you will be building this for.
DIY Sliding Barn Door HACK! – Make Your Cuts
First, cut the horizontal boards to fit the width of your door. I am not adding measurements to these plans, because you want to cut and fit everything to fit your size door. We are using 1/4” craft boards. These are generally found in the same section as pine boards at the hardware store. Attach all boards using wood glue and 5/8” staples.
Now measure for the vertical boards. Cut these to fit each space. You will also attach these using wood glue and 5/8” staples.
Now, line up the first diagonal board, and place it on top of the attached trim pieces. Get it placed at the angle it needs to be, and use a pencil to mark for the exact cut.
Repeat this step for the next three diagonal boards. Attach all of these boards using wood glue and 5/8” staples.
Now line up the opposite diagonal boards and line them up where they need to be. Again, use a pencil to mark the exact cut of both the overall board, and where the middle of the diagonal board will split.
Final step of building this door is cutting those pieces and attaching using wood glue and 5/8” staples.
DIY Sliding Barn Door HACK! – Wood Filler
We filled all of our staple holes with wood filler, and painted the entire door.
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