Barn Door from pallet wood

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Project by UKkid89 posted 01-15-2019 08:18 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter moved into the sister-in-laws basement which was lacking a door for privacy. The room is small and a swinging door would have taken up valuable floor space. Since barn doors are all the rage I thought I’d take a swing at it.
She collected pallets from work for a few weeks and I put my planer to use taking off the roughest spots but not all the patina.
The frame is rough 2×6’s from HD. For once I spent more time looking for rough lumber than I did looking for truly square lumber at the big box store.
It is put together with tenon and mortise joints with pegs and glue and no screws or nails.
I used my ratchet straps during the glue up to help hold everything together and square.
Since pallet lumber isn’t square I made myself a jig to square up the sides. They are all rabbited so they overlap and help to hold together and eliminate the possibility of seeing between the panels.
The panels of pallet do not have any kind of finish on them but my daughter stained the frame with dark walnut to match the room trim.

Oh we had to create a header from which to hold the rail to slide upon.

-- If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. --Red Green

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#1 posted 01-15-2019 08:31 PM

Very nice result!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-16-2019 02:28 AM

Nice looking result.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 01-16-2019 03:18 AM

I love it… Great door guy. Always nice to do wonderful things for loved ones…

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#4 posted 02-01-2019 04:00 PM

Don’t you mean you would take a “slide” at it??? :-)
Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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