Finally finished up the big “barn doors” for my office/exercise/home theater/guest room /etc. As you can see, I still haven’t figured out how I’ll use the room. In my previous post, my problem with this room was the openness and it needed a set of doors for two 9 ft tall entry ways to create more privacy.
After researching a few DIY barn doors on Pinterest, I found a design that would work here. We got started and put them together rather quickly. I decided to go with Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron for the paint color. It was either that or white because staining wasn’t an option with all the plywood, caulk and wood putty we used.
Prime and Paint
We applied a coat of primer first:
Now it was time to see how these would look covered in Wrought Iron. One down and three more to go! I can’t wait to see this hanging up.
The door rail hardware showed up fairly quickly thanks to Amazon Prime. Dad spent awhile attaching the hardware to the doors. Since this required precision, I just sat back and watched. Every so often I needed to hold something, but I don’t think I was much use. Directions come with it, but there was a lot of trial and error before we finally got everything attached. You can find the link to the hardware here.
Since I needed the doors to be 9 1/2′ tall, we had to join together pieces of plywood to extend the length some. The planer helped smooth the edge a bit.
Here are the doors painted and hung. I was a little worried it would be hard to hang, but they slid on like butter. I worried for about half a second if the rail would hold the weight, it did!
Exactly what I needed for some privacy in this room without losing the large openings permanently. You wouldn’t believe how quiet the rail is. There is no noise whatsoever.
The door handles showed up!!! I needed to find super long pulls and these fit the bill.
And we’re done! Now, I need to paint this room and add some molding. It’s going to have to wait until I can finish up that bonus room for now. Thanks to Pinterest, I can at least start pinning a few ideas for later.
Go here to see more details about building the doors.