I've had multiple requests for custom built barn doors lately, so I thought I'd take you along in the process and teach you how to build one!
Interior barn doors are a great addition to a home anywhere they will fit, especially in a spot like a closet or an office! There are so many different styles and options too, the possibilities are endless.
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This barn door was going beachy - white and simple. My client had just remodeled her bathroom with a beachy theme and wanted a barn door to separate her bathroom and closet. We picked a design and I got to work.
Since we were going white, I chose pre-primed lumber to save a few coats of paint.
Once you have your measurements, lay out your boards and attach with a bead of glue between each board (here's my favorite wood glue). Then clamp it and let it dry. (I had to glue and clamp two separate sections since my clamps weren't long enough.)
Once your sections are dry, lay them together and add your cross beams in whatever pattern you like - attach with glue and nails. This is the single panel door, but you can add cross panels or sections to your hearts desire.
Once it was all dry I painted it with white paint - and since it was already primed it only took one coat!
I didn't measure the height of the handle like a standard door knob - I just installed it where it felt comfortable to slide.
Mr. Incredible helped with the install. The parts are of good quality, and with a couple people and tools it's installed and ready to use! The finishing touch to the beachy bathroom they were looking for.
See, not as hard as you thought, right? I have another custom one coming soon with a whole different look. Can't wait to get started on it!