DIY Barn Door – Part 3

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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!!

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Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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  1. WOW you amaze me🦹‍♀️😉I could sure use you at my house, my hubby doesn’t have time for those projects & I have absolutely no patience to do them myself! I love watching ALL your projects Thanks

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