Barn doors in the home are so on trend right now- and like the rest of the world, we LOVE them! Whether you prefer ordering a pre-made barn door, or building your own, they are a beautiful addition to just about any space. Not only do they make a great statement piece, but they are also functional! Win, win! We are so excited to share our version of a DIY Barn Door we built for my kitchen. After trying a few different things in this spot of my kitchen (see HERE and HERE,) it finally dawned on us that a barn door would be perfect. AND this is the simplest barn door ever!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 x 6 boards
- Wood glue
- Nail gun
This barn door is 7 feet high by about 39 inches wide. We used eight 1 x 6 boards: 7 for the vertical slats and one that we cut for the cross boards. Of course, you’ll want to measure your space and build a door to fit. That’s one of the perks to building one yourself-it’s be custom to your space!
Step Three: Lay the boards side by side making sure to match them up at the ends. You may want to place something long and straight against at least one of the ends to keep the boards lined up. We used a long level, you can see it in the picture with the pallet, a few pictures down.
Step Seven: Beat it up! We wanted a good distressed look, so we literally handed the 6 year old a hammer and told her she could hit the wood. Her eyes about popped out of her head when I told her what to do. She triple checked that I was serious and then she went to town! The end result, a dinged up barn door.
Step eight: Paint. We just used spray paint and applied 3 coats.
Step 9: Add a handle and hang.
The sliding track is a whole other story. My husband built ours because we couldn’t spend the $180-$250 ready made tracks we found. So in an upcoming post we’ll do our best to show how he made this track for only $30!
What do you think? Totally do-able right? It’s the perfect pop of color to my otherwise neutral kitchen.
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