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Repairing warped barn door

by vgV
posted 12-04-2018 05:34 PM


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Aj2

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 06:17 PM

No that’s beyond repair.
Build a new one buy wood from a lumber yard that’s kiln dried. Store and sticker the wood to lay flat. Buy extra and use only the best ones to remake the door.
Ok

-- Aj

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JCamp

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 06:21 PM

I don’t know what all the hardware if called but they make stuff to straighten those doors out. It’s basically a couple screws with eye holes and threaded piece that u can tighten to bring the door back down. I’ve seen them on Amish buildings but never had to use them. Hopefully someone here will know the technical words for it.
Btw I think the door looks great.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Scap

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 06:23 PM



I don’t know what all the hardware if called but they make stuff to straighten those doors out. It’s basically a couple screws with eye holes and threaded piece that u can tighten to bring the door back down. I’ve seen them on Amish buildings but never had to use them. Hopefully someone here will know the technical words for it.
Btw I think the door looks great.

- JCamp

Turnbuckle?

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vgV

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 06:29 PM

I was thinking about using Turnbuckle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9avOb6EH58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5TiyyXeIY
but wasn’t sure it it would let me straighten this door because it big.
I also found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eVnfPkdLpc but not sure what is the name of this product

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John Smith

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 07:12 PM

there was a very similar post identical to this one a few months ago. (use the search feature).
basically using the turnbuckles and cables to pull it back into shape.
[I think the author of that post wound up making a new door].
I agree with a higher quality wood and avoid extreme acclimation issues.

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Aj2

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 07:21 PM

Are the panel’s floating or are they glued together. If they dont have room to move in a groove top and bottom your construction method needs improvement.

-- Aj

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vgV

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#7 posted 12-04-2018 07:29 PM

The panel’s are glued together and frame brace is nailed in(finishing nails). I used Biscuits on the sides and mortise and tenon joint one the ends

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 12-04-2018 07:35 PM

Sorry, but if it is going to be spelled panel’s then at least be consistent and say nail’s and biscuit’s and side’s and end’s.

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Aj2

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#9 posted 12-04-2018 08:43 PM



The panel’s are glued together and frame brace is nailed in(finishing nails). I used Biscuits on the sides and mortise and tenon joint one the ends

I think your door warped because of your construction. It’s very common for new woodworkers to build their first few projects too stiff or shiny.
Don’t feel bad everyone does it. Just make a new one with proper construction

-- Aj

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MikeDilday

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#10 posted 12-05-2018 12:00 AM

Take a cable & turnbuckle and block in the middle of the door to bend it slightly beyond straight and check it daily. It will straighten back out.

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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