Baby Barn Doors

How To Build Miniature Barn Doors  [Part 1]

Remember the time I struck gold out West?  I put that gold to good use.  I built 2 little barn doors, for my basement nook, out of my gold-pile.

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I cut 10 pieces of fence down to 25″ using a miter saw.  It was easier than beating Aaron at Super Mario World.

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The fence slats were 4″ wide, and there were 10 of them, so next I cut 2 40″ pieces.  One for top, one for bottom.

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The next pieces I cut were two 19″ sides.  I knew that this would make the doors 27″ tall.  It gave me a 2″ over hang off the bottom, which is what I wanted.  The last piece I cut was the diagonal board.  I just placed it over the layout of the boards and drew where I needed to cut the angles.  It worked just fine.  Once I realized the first set of cuts worked to build a door, I duplicated all cuts for the second door.  I brought it all in the house (cuz it was dark) to assemble it.

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I laid the top piece across the 10 slats, made sure it was lined up, and used a finish nailer to secure it.  Then I put the 2 19″ side pieces on.  The bottom, then finally the cross piece.

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The assembly of the doors was seriously so easy.  Hanging them was, well, quite the hang up.  You’ll see.

Make sure to come back for Part 2:  Hanging Your Baby Barn Doors

I hope you all have a great weekend!  What projects do you have planned?

Update!  The doors are finally hung.  See that snafu here!

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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    Super pretty! We too, use old furniture to build new things! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Emma! You’re porch looks so so good! I should hire you to decorate my house for halloween :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.cantwell Rebecca Crowder Cantwell

    You are so amazing!!!!

  • eranfaraway

    Cant’s wait to see them hung! What a great project! I am impressed with your miter saw skills

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thanks Erin. I do enjoy my miter saw :) It’s my favorite power tool. I have to admit… we had a slight fail when hanging the doors. We need to try again this weekend and hopefully NOT fail! You will all find out about that on Monday. Erp :S

  • Daena Tougher

    I’m inspired! I have a pile of pallets that will work for this. They are so darn CUTE!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Oh yeah, pallet wood would work amazing for these doors! Good luck! Send me some pictures :)

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  • Becca Waege

    These are so cute. Can’t wait to see them in place. The Mario Bros comment made me giggle… :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you! Well hanging them has been a major ordeal. Yuck. I’ll fill you in all about that later. And Mario… yeah, Aaron way sucks at it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  • http://twitter.com/OHFScratch John

    Those look great! Nice work!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you sir!