Sliding Barn Doors ..

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Project by RJ2 posted 10-09-2014 05:27 PM 2673 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replacing my bi folds and Pocket doors with Faux Barn sliding rail Bi-Part type doors . Do the hardware from scratch with the welded up 2 X 3/8” steel rails and Turn the wooden ball bearing wheels fitted with Cam adjusting height axles . Distressed plank doors are attached to the custom plasma cut iron hanging straps , made purely from memory. (I guess these have something to do with why my wife started calling the doors ...Perkys…. , actually at first they were called…. TOO PERKY …). The Pantry door was located just inside an arched opening and bi fold was always left open, and very annoying to swerve around constantly. Well we solved that problem . Now onto those PITA pocket doors .These openings will be larger and designing a newer spoked wheel and ladies.
UPDATE… the wifey won out , no more white doors , oh well other than that I’m the man at my house. Got to work on redoing her stall with the Stamped Steel Clopay Garage door as well. Got tired of her
Responding every time we saw the Banko door commercial on TV for $880, with the plastic mahogany door. ($7400, actual on site quote)


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#1 posted 10-09-2014 06:00 PM

Where did you find good looking boards like that? I assume they are reproductions and plastic???

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 06:41 PM

They are 2 X 6 , Home Depot spruce , $4.90 each . You can see the knotty wood stacked on bench before paint . Used the chain saw and other various destructive tools, to make them look a little better. Had mahogany , and the wife said , no more dark wood ,I want something bright . So I certainly wasn’t going to use Mahogany and then paint it . Other home depot stuff included Hamerite dark pewter paint for iron , Hamerite antique Nickel paint for hanging straps , plastic channel for sliding track on bottom of doors .


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#3 posted 10-09-2014 07:44 PM

They almost look to be made of clay.

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 02:47 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 04:24 AM

Great job!!!
It looks really amazing!!!

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#6 posted 11-21-2016 03:24 PM

The COLOR was what your wife objected too? interesting. Not really my style, but can’t deny the craftsmanship that obviously went into these.

-- Ted

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#7 posted 11-21-2016 06:24 PM

You did a nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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