As promised, I am back with the how-to and free plans for my DIY Barn Door Vent Hood! If you missed my kitchen tour, you can watch it here! Don’t forget to download the FREE Plans – found at the end of this post and follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below!
Note: I based the measurements off of the dimensions of my cabinets. Use the plans as a go-by but make sure to modify based on your own cabinet dimensions.
My first step was to remove the cabinet doors. I did save the doors in case I want them back one day!
Then, I cut a 1/4″ sheet of hardwood plywood to fit the face frame of my cabinet. I used my Ryobi circular saw to make the cuts but you can have your hardware store cut this piece down for you.
I attached the plywood to the front of the cabinet with 1″ brad nails and wood glue.
Time for the trim!
I cut primed 1×4 MDF boards to fit the length of the cabinet. You can use 1×4 common boards too (if you are staining. I attached the 1×4 to the cabinet with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.
The 1×4 should be flush with the edges of the plywood.
Next, I attached the top and bottom trim pieces.
I cut the middle trim piece to size and attached it the same way.
The final cuts are the diagonal trim pieces. This gives the vent hood a barn door look. To do this, I marked center on the middle trim piece and held the 1×4 up where I wanted it to be attached. Then, I marked where the cuts should be made and I lined my miter saw blade up to the marks. My angles came out to be 48° but yours could be different. This is the best way to get a perfect fit on a miter cut!
I followed the same steps for the remaining diagonal pieces
My final step was to fill my nail holes and paint the cabinet. I did this project as part of a full kitchen renovation so, I had my painter paint the hood when he painted the cabinets. Once the paint was dry, I attached 4 metal corner braces. I found the corner braces in the framing section of Home Depot. They are only about $2 each and I spray painted them to make them look fancy 🙂 I attached them with hex screws (also painted black).
Loving my kitchen so much! I love how the white vent hood breaks up all of the dark gray cabinets!
Get the info on all of the other stuff in this kitchen below!
Cabinet Color – Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams
Wall Color – Soft Stones by Valspar
Trim Color – Pure White by Sherwin Williams
Cabinet Pulls: HERE
Counter tops: Torquay Quartz by Cambria
Backsplash Tile: HERE
Pendant Lights Over Island: HERE
Paper Towel Holder: HERE
Thanks so much for stopping by!