Oh you guys!! I have such a fun project for you today! As you know I have been working on my boys room – but as I was almost done, I had an idea that just wouldn’t go away and one thing led to another and I decided that they needed closet doors – but since their room is rustic and fun regular ole’ closet doors just wouldn’t do – so I built barn wood closet doors and I am pretty much in la la love!
I love the Tee hinges and the contrast of the gray rustic wood and the white trim.
I also love the contrast of the wood with the bright colors in their room and all the colors of their toys and clothing in their closets.
I used the same hardware pulls on the closet doors that I used for their dresser. I love the rustic look of them.
Are you as in love as I am?
When we moved into our home we had to take out all the closet doors and remodel all the closets. We made the decision then to keep the closet doors off – but now I just want to hide all the junk! Okay… so not really junk more like their clothes and toys. Since we wanted open closets at first I had to build the doors from the ground up – including the new door jamb.
I’ll show you how to build a door jamb later this week, but for now let’s talk about barn doors!
I used 1×6’s and 1×4’s at 8 feet – I was lucky and my closet was perfect for 4 1×6’s and two 1×4’s without having to cut anything down. I also cut 4 cross pieces for each door at 29 1/8” long.
If you do math you will have added up that I have an extra 1/8 on my cross piece. I spaced out my 1×6’s and 1×4’s to cover it.
My closet measures just over 79” so I cut all my boards to my measurement and using a level, lined them all up. You want them as square as possible.
I measured my door jam and hinges on each side and measured where they would hit on the door and tired to center my cross pieces on each side for the hinge.
After I had my measurements and drew my line, I used gorilla glue to glue across the boards…
Then pin nailed them into place. I put two nails in each board.
Since I was using large hinges that aren’t really made for interior door frames, I had to cut out a little bit of the door to make room for the hinge. I set my circular saw to the correct depth and cut in on both sides… okay, okay… actually Spencer did it for me!
Spencer is waaaayy better at math than I am so he also marked where my hinges should go! Here you can see how the hinge fits perfect in the piece we cut out.
After my marks were made, I drilled little tiny pilot holes so I would have them marked after sanding and staining.
When everything was marked on the front side, I flipped the door over and screwed the back cross braces on. I cut the back pieces to be a half and inch smaller than my door to create a clearance for the door jamb. I glued and screwed them in so they would be more secure and sturdy.
I puttied and sanded and was ready for stain! To match their room and because it is my new favorite color, I used classic gray by Minwax.
When everything was dry, I hung them up… and fell in love! I used a magnetic clasp to keep the doors closed and attached the pulls. I installed the pulls a little higher than normal for two reasons: I think they look better up a touch higher and I have a two year old!
I love a room with a fun personality aspect and these totally do the trick! If you love them as much as I do, I would love if you would pin them!
Have a great Monday!
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