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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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! :)

    • Mekenzie Burton Crowder

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

  • 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

    • 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!

    • 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… :)

    • 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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  • John

    Those look great! Nice work!

    • Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Thank you sir!