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Double XL barn doors

My wife wanted to hide the furnace and water heater. I wanted total access for ease of repairs when needed. So I made some really big barn doors.


This is what she wanted to hide. I was in process of installing the tankless water when the photo was taken.


In process of making the doors. The 1 x 8 pine was made into shiplap on the router prior to assembly.

I made 2 of these. I don’t remember off hand the exact dimensions, but there about 5 ft wide and almost 9 ft tall.


Thats after first hanging them. I used legit barn-door hardware for the track and trolleys. The beam the track is mounted to, I added for the purpose. And I used the same through bolts to mount the track hangers on either side of the beam

Made a bottom track from construction lumber cut to height.
Then I encased the track in sheet metal.

Then added some door handles made from 1/2” threaded steel pipe.


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nicely done !! I like it. simple but functional.
thanks for sharing.

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It matches your chosen name here on WoodworkingTalk, too! Coincidence? I think not.
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Made a similar door a while back to hide electronics. Mine was nine feet by nine feet.



Quite a few screws you put in that mate, hope it doesn't go and warp on you. You did put finish on those correct?



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There’s no finish on it yet. Probably just clear coat of some type. Cabinets are getting lacquered, so I may do the same on the doors. Still remodeling the house. Working on kitchen cabinet modifications currently. Most of the boards were pre warped, so Im not too concerned. Its one of the reasons I added the track on the bottom. To keep it all in line.


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I made some actual barn doors!

I made a pair of barn doors 7'7" X 11' 7". They were so large and heavy I made them on top of the transport trailer, so I wouldn't have to lift them by hand:
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The original doors here:














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funny thing having a barn door thread here
i have to rebuild the X braced 5'X8' door in this picture this summer
hoping to find some reasonably priced 1X6 t&g boards to make it from
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I'd use Cypress and ......

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funny thing having a barn door thread here
i have to rebuild the X braced 5'X8' door in this picture this summer
hoping to find some reasonably priced 1X6 t&g boards to make it from

Cypress is a far better wood than Pine. I tried making my own T&G using a rabbet bit in my router:




When that didn't work all that well, I used a PC 690 and an edge guide which did work great:
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funny thing having a barn door thread here
i have to rebuild the X braced 5'X8' door in this picture this summer
hoping to find some reasonably priced 1X6 t&g boards to make it from

That door should not be too bad. With a router table, I made the shiplap pretty quickly.

My actual barn/shed, I just butt jointed the door members, and thats been holding up fine. Been 8 or 9 years. Just needs paint every now and again, and I replaced my original home made sliders with National hardware like the one in this thread.

See if I can find a picture


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