Sliding Walnut Barndoor

Sliding barn door for our master bathroom.

Sliding Walnut Barndoor
 
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Brian Hassemer Published on 11/8/2016, viewed by 1249 , 3 Comments

40" x 86" x 1" walnut door from 50yr walnut lumber stacked in local barn. To keep this old vintage look, I kept some of the circular saw marks and used square nails from Tremont.

What you will need

Walnut lumber

Woodworking tools: planar,Table saw, clamps, drill, chisel, tape measure, square

Square nails

Sliding door hardware - buy on-line

Sand paper

How to do this project

1

Buy enough wood.  If you do not have wood working tools, buy it already prepped (planed, cut to size) at a local hardwood lumber store. Remember both sides of door will be visible.

Buy enough wood. If you do not have wood working tools, buy it already prepped (planed, cut to size) at a local hardwood lumber store. Remember both sides of door will be visible.

2

Plane, cut, and layout door prior to gluing.

Plane, cut, and layout door prior to gluing.

3

Glue up and clamp.  Get ready to sand down to 180 grit.

Glue up and clamp. Get ready to sand down to 180 grit.

4

Apply three coats urethane. I prefer General Finishes satin.

Apply three coats urethane. I prefer General Finishes satin.

5

Attach roller hardware. Every kit is different, just need to follow their steps. I purchased this one from Artisan Hardware.

Attach roller hardware. Every kit is different, just need to follow their steps. I purchased this one from Artisan Hardware.

6

Chisel in a pocket for the drawer pull. This one measures 38" to bottom of floor.

Chisel in a pocket for the drawer pull. This one measures 38" to bottom of floor.

7

Add handle and cross pieces.  I used square nails to attach the three cross pieces for decorative detail. The bottom cross piece has a notch cut into it for the guide rail to keep the door vertical when sliding open/close.

Add handle and cross pieces. I used square nails to attach the three cross pieces for decorative detail. The bottom cross piece has a notch cut into it for the guide rail to keep the door vertical when sliding open/close.

8

Hang door. Done.

Hang door. Done.

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denzel12/11/2016 ☰
I have to build a couple of these for a company next year..that satin looks awesome! ..hopefully the ones I build are as good as yours!
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Brian Hassemer12/11/2016 ☰
Thanks! I went back and forth between making it more rustic (leave more saw cuts visible) or making it more like a table top where its perfectly smooth. Making the door is a great project, hanging it with a consistent tight clearance to the floor is the pain. Good luck, hope you posts your final work.
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