September 27th, 2011 was our first post about wanting a barn door. December 12th, 2011 the barn door is officially DONE! I’m calling it my early Christmas Present, it’s the coolest gift I’ve ever received!
I am head over heels in LOVE with this door, Lee did an amazing job and will definitely NOT be getting coal in his stocking!Here she is, a lot of wood, a bit of metal, a couple coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint, Lee’s Blood and sweat, and maybe tears (I don’t know what goes on in that garage of ours).

And, Here she is in ACTION:

Lee made the door and track himself!

Here are¬†some of the ‘finer details’
The handle is from Lee Valley, it was originally brushed nickle and we sprayed it oil rubbed bronze to match the track.

As I mentioned before Lee made the track himself, we have a small welder in the garage and in a couple hours Lee came back in the house with a fully functional track.

He also welded up the bracket for the door, with a secret hidden safety feature,

This little tab will stop the door from hopping off the track if it gets bumped, safety first!!

and last we had to add a guide. Because the door is hanging when you opened and closed it, it tended to swing out a bit, so Lee welded up a guide and fastened it to the baseboard. He cut a channel into the bottom of the door and then we cap off the channel with two little metal plates and that stops the door from hitting the wall on one side or coming off the end of the track on the other end.

So there she is, all done!

Next step move the table back in and hang the art!!

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  1. Tassie

    That is amazing! I’ve been looking for something like this! You have given me great ideas! Thank you!

  2. Daydra

    What did he use for the safety feature??? To stop the door from rolling completely off the track??


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