Last summer I received a request from a customer to design and make a barn door for their garage storage closet. The customer wanted a door that was both stylish and functional, as a traditional door would swing out and hit the vehicles parked there.
I decided to use finish grade plywood and shiplap for the door panels, which would give the door a sleek and modern look. I also added a 1x6 perimeter trim to give the door some depth and dimension.
To make the door, I first measured the dimensions of the closet opening and then cut the plywood and shiplap to the appropriate size. I then used a nail gun to attach the shiplap to the plywood, creating a beautiful and durable panel.
Once the panel was ready, I added the 1x6 perimeter trim to the edges of the door using wood glue and finishing nails. Then I sanded down any rough edges and filled in any gaps or holes with wood filler.
With the door now complete, I applied a coat of Sherwin Williams super paint exterior satin finish. This would ensure that the door was protected from the elements and would remain looking great for years to come.
Finally, I installed the barn door on a sliding track system in the customer's garage storage closet. The customer was delighted with the end result, and I was really proud of the beautiful and functional barn door that we both designed.
From that day forward, the customer could easily access their storage closet, thanks to the gorgeous new barn door made by me.