Sliding Barn Door - Reclaimed Redwood

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Project by HoarderBoarder posted 03-09-2016 07:23 PM 2272 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first project after purchasing my new Dewalt Planer.

We needed a new door for our pantry, and because of our smaller space, a sliding door was perfect.

It is fairly simple, but still a fun one, and may spark some interest for others.

The wood: This is 25 year old red wood that I saved from a coworkers deck that he was replacing. It has a lot of screw holes and a few big knots, but I love the character that it brings. It took a few passes through the planer to get down to the hidden beauty, and ended up being 1 1/4” thick. For the finish, I sanded up to 180 grit, and then did 4 coats of General Finishes Oil and Poly Satin finish, 0000 wool in between. You can see the difference in the first picture and the final ones.

The sides are steel angles that I cut and spray painted with an Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze product. I had to cut these down to size, and then countersink my screw holes so the screw heads would sit flush. The sides also served a great help during the glue up, to help keep the door level.

The rolling hardware was from the big box store, I didn’t want to blow my wallet out on something fancy that would detract from the beauty of the wood.

Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 03-10-2016 11:29 PM

Very nice recycling project, and efficient use of space as well as looking good. I like your shop helper.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 10:57 AM

I also seen barn doors from here, but not that unique looks.

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 02:42 PM

very nice project ….... AND I LOVE your helper …......GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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