Redwood Barn Door

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Project by MadeinMT posted 07-31-2016 02:26 PM 2136 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our bedroom had a pair of 30” doors leading into that we were never satisfied with. The doors did not close properly and when open were in the way on our bedroom side. So we removed the doors, reduced the size of the opening about 10” and created an arched opening.

I then built an 86” x 45” barn door of redwood. I used 2X stock from a box store. The boards in the center of the door are redwood resawn to 5/8” inch with a slight chamfer on the edge to create the vertical lines. All mortise and tenon construction. The biggest challenge was the arched feature on the door which was cut on the bandsaw and then mortised by hand. For finish I used preconditioner then aniline dye followed by two coats of Zinsser’s amber shellac and a coat of Johnson wax.

The door hardware was purchased from Rustica Hardware.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 02:47 PM

It looks great! very nice build and a great addition to the room!

-- Jeff Midlothian. Texas.

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 02:47 PM

Good looking project. And thanks for the reference to Rustica Hardware. I think I’ll check them out.

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 03:19 PM

Fantastic looking door.

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#4 posted 08-02-2016 03:24 PM

Very nice fun project, which add so much detail to your space. Nice work all around!

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