I was telling a member that I made the sliding barn doors for my pole barn and thought this might give him some ideas .. I wanted a custom size because I had low ceilings , and a pretty good size header because of the second floor , I used some steel 2x8 studs that where left over from a friends commercial construction job Nice thing about steel I didn't have to worry about warping down the line. The corners are ship-lapped , held together with screws ,outside is covered in 1/2" plywood the open end of the stud is facing the inside with the larger of the 2 lips on the outer edge so the 1/4" plywood could . On top of the 1/2" plywood is 1x3 screwed to it. Then all capped in alum. In between I covered the rest of the outside of the doors in the same material as the pole barn . The doors are hung with standard door track bought at a local farm store . The inside lock is a home made hook with a small wood bar that drops to make it harder to jimmy open attached to a post centered between the doors. The outside track cover is the same steel studs capped in alum They held up great so far over 15 years now .
Home Built Barn Doors
Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:23 AM
Those look awesome Al! Are you saying those are 15 years old. They still look like new!!
- Alc said thank you
Posted June 09, 2013 - 09:30 AM
They look great Al. Nice work.
- Alc said thank you
Posted June 09, 2013 - 11:25 AM
Al, Those are very nice doors and should hold up for decades. You did a nice trimming them out also. They still look like new !!
Posted June 09, 2013 - 02:24 PM
People are going to start asking you to make them.
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Posted June 10, 2013 - 05:46 AM
The doors where pretty easy to make .If anyone want to I can get more pictures and a hand drawing of how they where made never thoght of taking pictures as I was making them , using the same siding as the barn and alum roll stock kept the cost low . The original pole barn was T-111 and in need of restaining anyway so when I added the addition I just covered everything with vinyl siding .
Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:07 PM
NICE!!! I'm actually considering making a sliding barn door for the bedroom we are putting in basement for my son, low ceiling and no space to swing makes for perfect sliding door.