Barn Doors - Mary Lakey

I was in the process of remodeling my home and I am always on the lookout for interesting items to repurpose for use in my home. I found these unique antique barn door trolleys at a barn sale and I knew I had to make a pair of barn doors to dress the french doors in my dining room. I was visiting my local reuse store and found a pallet of old wood fencing material. I took it home and got to work laying out my two doors. I decided not to stain the doors, the patina of the wood was the perfect color to compliment my home. The doors became a family project even including my grandson as a helpful hand. I cleaned up the door hardware and also decided to keep the original finish, the color was perfect. I had to have a rail made but the end result is beautiful! The doors are a beautiful addition to my home and provide a sense of security when closed.

List of Photos

1.      0100 – Antique barn door trolleys

2.      0110 – Reclaimed wood fencing panels found at my local reuse store

3.      0130 – Dining room french doors before renovation

4.      0140 – Laying out barn doors, I tried to show the cross sections of the boards, it was such a rich brown color.

5.      0160 – Barn doors with frame edge

6.      0170 – Placement of hardware

7.      0180 – Laying out door number 2

8.      0200 – First door assembled

9.      0300 – My gandson helping install the hardware

10.  0320 – The hardware required the wood to be routed out, it was a trial and error process.

11.  0350 – Making final adjustments in order to hang the doors

12.  0800 – Final installation of doors

13.  0900 – Another lovely view of my “new” barn doors in my newly renovated dining room.

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