DIY Barn Door Under $10 in 30 Minutes – easy weekend project for the beginner! This barn door is simple to build and affordable to make! Get that farmhouse look you love!
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DIY Barn Doors are all the craze these days and boy do I LOVE them!! I have ideas for barn doors all over my house!!! I started by making a 4′ x 1.5′ barn door for my family room wall with super high ceilings! The entire cost of the wood was only $6.40 and only took 30 minutes to make! Use the leftover scrap wood from this barn door and build my next favorite project = DIY Wooden blanket Ladder!
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I absolutely love the way my DIY Barn Door turned out and I love even more that it was so so so simple to make! Literally, anyone can make this barn door as it requires very few supplies and tools!
How To Build a DIY Barn Door
I went to Lowes and purchased furring strips. They come in different widths so you can choose based on your preference. I purchased a total of 5 furring strips.
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What You Need
- 5 – 8 foot long furring strips cut at the following lengths:
- 2 – 1×4 @ 4 feet long
- 4 – 1×2 @ 4 feet long
- 1 – 1×2 @ 39″ long (this length will vary depending on where you place your cross boards)
- 2 – 1×2 @ 17″ long
- Hand Held Circular Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Air Compressor
- 1″ Brad Nails
- 2 – D-Ring Hooks
- Carpenter’s Pencil
- Early American Stain
Make this project easier on yourself: Download and print my free building plans HERE!
I had Lowes cut them in half for me so it was one less thing I had to do at home. Unfortunately, my wood wasn’t cut “exactly” in half so I did have to trim my door once it was assembled so the boards were all even.
Then my cute little helper and I headed home to get building!
I began by laying out 6 boards all next to each other – wide boards on the ends and thinner boards in the middle. I then laid one board vertical across the top 6″ down and one board vertical across the bottom 6″ up. I marked on the vertical boards where they would need to be cut and then cut it with a hand held battery operated circular saw. (I used my $12 DIY Planter Boxes as saw horses, haha!)
Once the two boards were cut I laid them back in their positions 6″ from top and bottom and used an air nailer and compressor and 1″ brad nails to secure them to the horizontal boards that make up the door.
I then laid my last board across from the bottom of my top vertical board to the top of my bottom vertical board and marked with a carpenter’s pencil the needed cut marks.
Once that board was cut I nailed it in place – this gives the door additional support.
Then flip the door over and screw in D-Ring wall hooks – you can purchase these at Walmart in the hardware section for $0.98.
Technically at this point, you are done! Unless you want to stain or paint your DIY Barn Door!
I chose to stain my door with Minwax Early American stain – the same color we just stained our hardwood floors!
I love the way it turned out!
Here is a video showing how to build this door!
I may eventually paint over it and give it a really nice shabby chic chippy paint look!
But for now, I’m loving it with my DIY Muslin Rag Cloth Wreath!!
It’s just so pretty that I had to take a LOT of photos of it!!
Don’t want to make this Barn Door yourself…But love them so much you can’t live without them?!?!
Don’t worry! You can buy these FAUX BARN DOORS! and not have to worry about building them yourself!
Feeling eager to build more? Here’s some of my favorite Beginner Building Projects!