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03-28-2017 05:39 PM

What is the best lumber for a hanging barn style door. I need to build a 9’6” x 44” door and need something stable that won’t twist or bow.

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 12:33 AM

I have never built this type of door but I was always told when building a door for cabinets it is best to use quarter sawn wood on the styles and rails to prevent twist. I would think this would hold true with a large barn style door as well. Just my take on it.

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