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Barn Door for Closet

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Project by SkiTique posted 10-07-2016 11:43 AM 1134 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still working on some finishing pieces after building our house. I made a barn door for the master bedroom closet. The door is constructed of oak, the frame is 6/4 that I got from an Amish mill in Northern Michigan. I purchased the oak to build our dining room table and ended up with a few extra pieces. The narrow vertical pieces that make up the center portion of the door are pieces of oak hardwood flooring that I salvaged from the old house prior to tearing it down. I glued and clamped them, then sent them through a belt sander a few times to flatten. The finish is Minwax Classic Grey, then waxed to a dull finish.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 11:47 AM

It’s realy good looking in this space. I like that rustic style of interior.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ivan

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 12:00 PM

It’s realy good looking in this space. I like that rustic style of interior.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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SkiTique

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#3 posted 10-07-2016 01:19 PM

Thanks! The additional detail in the door trim made it a little more difficult. I had to use a few nylon washers to move the track out from the wall. otherwise the door hardware rubbed on the top cap we put on the trip.

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 10-07-2016 06:34 PM

Very nice. I have looked at every door in my small house hoping I would be able to turn one of them into a sliding barn door like this one. Unfortunately not enough room on either side of any of them.
Yours looks very nice and I have to assume it has given that room a completely different look than when you had just a standard door in its place.

If I could make one observation. Can the track be cut down easily. With the door open it looks like you could still lose about a foot of track to the left side. With the door closed (in the first picture) it does appear to have an excess amount of available track to slide on.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 04:33 AM

Very nicely done, I need to make one of these for my sons room. I just have not found the right hardware yet

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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MadMark

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 05:27 AM

Rockler.com has barn door hardware . . .

M

-- Madmark - [email protected] Wiretreefarm.com

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SkiTique

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#7 posted 10-11-2016 12:09 PM

Rockler does have nice hardware, we ended up getting ours from a small door and window shop locally. When we were looking, rockler had a large variety and seemed to be high quality.

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