Barn Wood Closet Doors

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!

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I love the Tee hinges and the contrast of the gray rustic wood and the white trim.

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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.

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I used the same hardware pulls on the closet doors that I used for their dresser. I love the rustic look of them.

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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!

Make Your Own Barn Wood Closet Doors:barn doors for the closet (70) copy

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.

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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.

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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.

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After I had my measurements and drew my line, I used gorilla glue to glue across the boards…

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Then pin nailed them into place. I put two nails in each board.

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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!

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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.

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After my marks were made, I drilled little tiny pilot holes so I would have them marked after sanding and staining.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Faux Drawer Farmhouse Console Table

While browsing around the internet and Facebook I saw a picture of a really cute console table and fell in love! I promptly showed the photo to Spencer who gave me a cut list and I was on my way to Home Depot for material! It came together so easily and I am pretty much in love with my new faux drawer farmhouse console table! Sometimes I want drawers and sometimes I don’t… like in areas of my home where I know that they will just collect junk… but I love the look of the drawers! Which makes this faux drawer console table a win-win!

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The dimensions of the Table are 4′  long, 11 1/4” deep and 33” tall.

Shopping List:
(1) 1×12 @ 4’ (These are pre-cut at home depot)
(2) 1×6 @ 6’
(2) 1×4 @ 6’
(3) 2×2
1 1/4” Pocket Screws
1/1/4” Brad Nails
Wood Putty
Sand Paper
Paint/Stain of Choice
knobs

Cut List:
(4) 2×2 @ 32 1/4”
(2) 1×6 @ 7”
(2) 2×2 @ 7”
(2) 1×6 @ 43 3/4”
(2) 2×2 @ 43 3/4”
(13) 1×4 @ 10”
(3) 1×4 @ 12”

I made the whole thing using my Kreg Jig!! I love that tool!!

After all the cuts are made use your kreg jig and drill your pocket holes. You will set it and drill it at 3/4”. Drill your pocket holes on the ends of your front and side pieces. I drilled the pocket holes and screwed the whole thing together with my Ryobi Drill and Impact Driver.

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Attach your 7” side pieces to the legs using gorilla wood glue and pocket screws.

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After both sides are made, attach the front pieces and the back pieces.

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For the end slats at the bottom, you need to cut out squares for the legs on each end. I used a piece of 2×2 and traced it onto my 1×4.

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I then used our jig saw and cut along the lines.

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Glue and nail your end pieces on first…

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Then you can space out your inside pieces evenly and glue and nail them on too. This way you don’t end up with too little or too much space on one side.

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I used my Ryobi Airstrike Brad Nailer to nail on the slats.

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I also used the brad nailer to nail on the top. I made sure I had the same 5/8” reveal on all sides and glued and nailed it on.

I found the middle of the table and the middle of the drawers – measured and spaced it out and then glued and nailed the drawer fronts on. You could also do this before you put the table together.

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I filled all the brad nail holes with wood filler and sanded the table down a little bit. I then used DecoArt Chalk Paint in Relic and painted the whole thing.

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I love painting with chalk paint and this color is beautiful! It is a dark gray and is quickly becoming one of my new favorite colors! I also used a couple coats of the DecoArt Cream Wax finish to protect it.

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When the finish was dry, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat and scuffed it up a bit!

Add your knobs and your done!

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I built it and painted it in one afternoon and it cost me less than $30 to make! Quick and easy and beautiful!! La La La Love It!!

I don’t have any idea where I am going to put it yet… but I love it! If you make one, we would love to see it!

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