I decided where I wanted my center trim to be so I could mark and cut the boards for my “X”. Here is a video I watched on Pinterest – it was super helpful. Thank you for posting – Warm Cozy Home – http://tinyurl.com/y6gdoucc
I’m hoping this will make sense . . . I wanted some kind of handle on the backside of the door to move it when it was closed. Nothing could protrude from the backside of the door so I used a door “finger pull” to have something to grab onto it. I marked the 1×4 where I wanted it – which would be behind my middle trim board. I then used my 2″ hole saw to cut the hole.
I put a couple of 2×4’s under the door so I wouldn’t cut into my floor.
After I attached the middle trim and “X” I turned the door over, painted the back with a couple of coats of Behr Semi-Gloss white and then glued the “finger pull” in place (forgot that pic).
I caulked all my nail holes and the trim pieces, then put another coat of paint over all the trim. Used a 3/4″ drill bit to drill the holes for the barn door hardware and attached those.
Added my door handle and now I’m just waiting to hang it up!!