Easy to Make Barn Doors – How To (The Recreational Woodworker)

Easy to Make Barn Doors – How To (The Recreational Woodworker)

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Barn Doors are very popular right now. On my last remodel we installed 6 Barn Doors throughout the house. Finding Barn Doors in the style we needed, in the custom sizes we needed, for a reasonable price was very difficult. I figured out a way to make a beautiful yet inexpensive barn style door using readily available pine lumber from the box stores. Doing so you’ll save HUNDREDS of Dollars doing it yourself. This is a super easy beginner level project.

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40 Comments

  1. rr po on January 14, 2023 at 2:53 am

    nice video, but one question. Could the glue that you are applying to your tongue and grove swell and warp that door. I don’t know that is why I am asking this question.

  2. Samuel Ligo on January 14, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Thank you for the ideas! Very simple and good looking.

  3. Matthew Szleszynski on January 14, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Did this warp at all eventually? Looking to do something similar

  4. Tracey Rylander on January 14, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I have watched multiple videos trying to learn how to do this and you are the FIRST person who showed how to measure the mitre angles for the cross brace!!!

  5. Joe Jamata on January 14, 2023 at 2:57 am

    I did it myself. I used Woodglut woodworking plans for this.

  6. Tammy Stillwater on January 14, 2023 at 2:59 am

    awesome instructions and beautiful door, thanks!

  7. Brandon Begotka on January 14, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Thank you! This was an enjoyable and satisfying project for me and I have next to no carpentry experience!

  8. huntinsker on January 14, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Shouldn’t glue T&G boards. They need to be allowed to expand/contract with humidity and temperature changes, even if they’re inside doors.

  9. Joni English on January 14, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Knock KNOCK
    what size Brad NAILS ???
    16g or 18 G
    also What Length ?

  10. Jennifer Kannapel on January 14, 2023 at 3:04 am

    What size rail do I need for a 42" door? Thanks so much for your video!

  11. Toni Stephens on January 14, 2023 at 3:04 am

    I have tried to cut a Z brace for over two years with a miter saw and have not been able to figure it out to save my soul lol. Not can anyone else on the internet explain how to cut it except YOU! Finally someone can & does explain exactly how to get that perfect Z brace. Thanks so much for your help. Great video!!

  12. Jarosław Jaros on January 14, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Of course we are not bad guys. 🙂

  13. the Lying Scotsman on January 14, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Good job and look out for the bad guys lol.

  14. Linda Morgey on January 14, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Woodglut plans are amazing!

  15. Billy Field on January 14, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Beaudie!! Thanks

  16. Jose Stickman on January 14, 2023 at 3:12 am

    5:41

  17. Pat Bassman on January 14, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Its a Stable door.

  18. TheBackroomsfiles on January 14, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Thank you for your video. Your son is just too adorable!!

  19. Elaine Nilsson on January 14, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Why rip the wood. Why didn’t you just use 1×4?

  20. Monica Nargassans on January 14, 2023 at 3:18 am

    How does the wood have the grooves at the beginning when you are gluing them? Is it purchased this way or something you did to the wood? Also do you have any videos on an X design?

  21. andrea robinson on January 14, 2023 at 3:24 am

    This guy needs to read a book on wood movement. Don’t build your barn doors this way. They will not last.

  22. Bradakin Skywalker on January 14, 2023 at 3:25 am

    U make this look easy, now I will have to try this and c if I can make something look amazing for my wife.

  23. BlueKingfisher on January 14, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Why on earth did you glue the T&G boards together and more importantly, why did you glue the horizontal braces to the T&G boards?
    It’s only a small door so you may get away with it but on a full size door it would not last a year before it buckled out of shape and split the wood.

  24. arukarisu on January 14, 2023 at 3:28 am

    merci, pour les informations

  25. Lincoln 1901 on January 14, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I gave this guy a thumbs up, even though Kalergian.

  26. esuohelyk on January 14, 2023 at 3:29 am

    My mind is blown away by ‘mini-things.’ I can’t believe I never thought of that incredibly simple how-to trick. Thank you!!!

  27. Scott Kristek on January 14, 2023 at 3:30 am

    I’m trying to build an outdoor shed door that looks like barn door. What’s best approach, 3/4 plywood with trim or tongue and groove planks glued with trim to hold in place? Would be hinged and have to survive winters. Great video!!

  28. Cheyanne Ramirez on January 14, 2023 at 3:31 am

    That little boy is so adorable! His little voice!!🥰

  29. Chimp No 1 on January 14, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Interesting and helpful.  thanks.

  30. Pierluigi Colotto on January 14, 2023 at 3:38 am

    I started with Woodglut plans.

  31. A.F. 14 on January 14, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Why are you calling this a barn door__?? A barn door is a barn door—- what you’ve built aint.

  32. Jake on January 14, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Interested to know how this held up. Typically it is not a good idea to completely glue across crossing grain like you did on the horizontal pieces. The vertical and horizontal pieces expand and contract in different directions and this can break the glue joint.

  33. rabak omaba on January 14, 2023 at 3:41 am

    I will try to do it with Woodglut plans.

  34. Jake White on January 14, 2023 at 3:42 am

    I’m thinking you could easily adapt this into headboard/foot-board for beds. The "door" look for them is pretty popular right now. I’m thinking about making us a headboard similar to these barn doors turned horizontal for our king bed.

  35. Dave Lundberg on January 14, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Followed this design but with a larger door and even though it was kiln dried wood once winter set in it bowed. Have been told that you do not want to glue down a board with grain perpendicular to the panel. Once things warm up around here I will try again.

  36. Shantell Amend on January 14, 2023 at 3:44 am

    I’m sure you will find amazing woodworking plans on the Stodoys website.

  37. Dave Lundberg on January 14, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Seriously, Recreational Woodworker needs to take down this video before it continues to cause people to build doors that warp. You DO NOT want to glue and clamp the tongue and groove and follow it by gluing and screwing the frame horizontal to it. This method caused me to create a couple barn doors that come winter bowed so much they barely could function. I am betting even his half-door here became a disappointment to his client.

  38. R.A. Barrera on January 14, 2023 at 3:46 am

    My man! This video should have 1,000,000 likes. This is exactly what I needed. I’m a beginner DIY and wood worker and I feel fully prepared to do this now! Thank you!

  39. stateniland on January 14, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Hello
    I’d like to know if you’re close to NYC.
    Love for you to make us 4 pocket doors in the style of a Barn Door.
    Hoping you’re close 🙂
    Thank you.
    Joe
    Ps- If anyone knows of a talented woodworker who may be able to help please contact us.

  40. ringerson4x4 on January 14, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Finally, a barn door video that doesn’t start with a piece of plywood.👍

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