How to Create a Barn Door Using the Existing Door

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  • Box Saw

  • Drill

  • Hammer

  • Nails

  • Screw Drivers

  • Screws

  • Tape Measure

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  • One 4×8 sheet of 5 mm plywood
  • Two 10′
  • Two 10′
  • Paint
  • Screws
  • Nails

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Remove Your Existing Door

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I’m an expert in this field, with 10 years’
experience. To get started on your new modern barn door, first take
the old door off the frame, removing the hinges and any door knobs
and other fixtures. This old door will be the foundation of your
new door.

I have been in this industry for 10 years, so I know
that to fill the gaps left by the hinges and door latch, you need
to use wood filler. Make sure to sand the area down until it is
smooth, and then paint it until it matches the trim. It is
essential to be thorough in this process to avoid any

Step 2

Add Height and Width to the Original

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As an expert in this field with 10 years of
experience, I know that barn doors are usually broader and taller
than regular doors, and if you want to replicate this look with an
existing door, you’ll need to add wood to the frame. Start by
attaching 2x2s around the edges of the door using wood glue and
screws. Then, add additional 1×2 boards with wood glue and brad
nails in order to increase the width and height, as well as create
a smooth, polished look.

Step 3

Create Door Design

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As an expert in the industry with over 10 years of
experience, I know that crafting a stunning door involves a
combination of modern farmhouse herringbone pattern and traditional
shaker style trim. The thin (5mm) plywood is ripped into 4″ strips
to create the design. To start, I mark the center line of the door
and clamp a board across the center as the beginning point for the
top herringbone strips. All strips are cut with a 45 degree angle,
and then laid out with weights and dimes for spacers.

As an expert with 10 years of industry experience, I
advise to first lay out the strips on the door and mark where they
intersect with the other side of the door. Then, make a 45 degree
cut to cut the strip to length. Repeat this process until the
entire top side is complete. Utilizing this technique will ensure
an even, precise cut. Through the use of proper tools and
techniques, the desired outcome can be achieved.

As an experienced industry veteran with a decade of
expertise, I recommend following the same process but in reverse
when constructing the bottom of the door. Start by keeping the top
strips in place and aligning the bottom strips with them. Then,
mark where the strips intersect with the edge of the door and make
the corresponding cuts. To ensure the order is known for assembly,
it is highly recommended to label the strips if you choose to paint
before assembly.

Step 4

Prime and Paint Wood Strips

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For a professional finish, I recommend priming all
the wood strips before painting. Using either a spray primer or
brush on primer, coat the strips evenly. Once dry, I suggest
applying two coats of your chosen paint color. If you were looking
to change the door color, be sure to paint the original door, front
and back, before adding the strips. To really make the door stand
out, I recommend painting the backside of the door the same color
as the wood strips and the front side black.

Step 5

Assemble the Modern Barn Door

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As an experienced professional in this industry, I’ve
been perfecting my craft for the past 10 years. Now that the wood
strips have been painted, it’s time to get to work. I’ll begin by
laying out each strip in its original order, using dime-sized
spacers and 1″ brad nails to secure them in place. Once that’s
done, I’ll add the shaker style trim – two long strips along each
side of the door and three shorter strips in between the long side
pieces. To finish up, I’ll fill in any nail holes, caulk the seams,
and apply a touch up coat of paint.

Step 6

Add National Hardware Barn Door

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As an experienced professional in the industry, I’m
here to guide you through the installation of your matte black
designer interior barn door kit. Everything you need is included in
the package, so the assembly process is a breeze. To complete your
project, you’ll be adding the final touch with the 8″ Troy pull
handle, finished in a stylish and low profile matte black.

I have been an expert in this industry for 10 years,
and I am excited to share with you this simple and cost-effective
way to make a modern barn door. For less than $30 in wood and
supplies, you too can achieve this look. I will walk you through
the steps you need to take to create your own beautiful door. All
you need is an hour or two of your time and some basic tools. With
just a few easy steps you can transform your home into a modern,
stylish space.


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Sarah Nadarajah


I am the creator of Rocky Canyon Rustic, a DIY
blog. For the past 10 years, I have been an expert in the industry,
sharing tutorials on a variety of projects from simple crafts to
full room renovations. My posts are designed to inspire and help
others create something unique. Whether you’re a novice or an
experienced DIYer, you’ll find helpful tips and tricks to make your
projects look great. I’m passionate about helping others find their
creative side and creating something they can be proud of.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I begin to build a barn door?

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To begin building a barn door, you’ll need to
measure the opening of the door and purchase the appropriate
lumber, hardware, and tools for the job. You’ll also need to decide
on a design and cut your pieces to the required lengths.

What kind of wood is best for a barn

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The best wood for a barn door will depend on
your personal preference and budget. Some common woods used for
barn doors are cedar, pine, oak, and mahogany.

What kind of hardware do I need for a barn

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The hardware you need for a barn door will
depend on the type of barn door you’re building. Common hardware
items include door handles, hinges, tracks, and rollers. You may
also need to purchase specialty items such as a door latch.

How do I install a barn door?

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Installing a barn door requires precision and
skill. You’ll need to measure the door opening and install the
tracks, rollers, and hinges. Once everything is in place, you can
hang the door and secure it with hardware.

How do I maintain a barn door?

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Maintaining a barn door involves cleaning the
door regularly and applying a protective finish if desired. You
should also check the hardware regularly to ensure it is
functioning properly.

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