Door Progress 2

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Building Up to the Build Out

Alright, so we’ve built a door, now what? This project is still on the ground, so what do ya say we get this thing up in the air where it belongs? But, we can’t hang this up quite yet. We added some finishing touches as well as attached the hardware to the door. Start here to get all the step-by-step instructions. And here for the finished product.

Steve and Joe had just finished sawing off the extras where we left off:

cutting and sanding barn door wood floor laminate floor

Look at that intensity!

decorative door frame

Looks pretty darn good. Except we didn’t want those ragged edges showing on the sides.

embossed white hardwood trim piece

We thought up a very ornate solution if I do say so myself.

ideas for embossed white hardwood trim piece

Finding the perfect size trim piece was not easy, but we found just the right size! (2 to the right)

get stain tigerwood bamboo

Remember that photo? Now you know why we picked them up!

get stain tigerwood bamboo laminate floor

We stained them to match the Tigerwood bamboo.

staining embossed white hardwood trim piece

It took a few coats, like most things.

DIY sliding barn door hardware how to make

But it turned out nicely. This is actually my favorite part of the door 🙂

 

Hardware

sliding barn door DIY ordering hardware

We were very excited to get this very long package in the mail!

 

The door kit came with two handles, a bunch of little pieces, a custom wrench… some European parts, and photo directions not unlike IKEA…

how to attach hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY

Nothing that I’d seen before. Good thing Joe is blessed with the technical savvy. Unwrapping this was Christmas morning to him.

sliding barn door hardware

Our foreboding task was to get the hardware onto the bamboo. ^ Like so.

hardware brackets sliding barn door DIY wood

Not such an easy task.

drilling holes in wood for sliding barn door hardware DIY

These needed to clamp around the door.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY

It’s all a bit of a woodchipped blur from here.

auger anchors for DIY sliding barn door brackets

I’m sure Joe can explain this much better than I can, but I’ll try my best:

drilling through bamboo

Essentially, he augered out some anchors for the door brackets.

drilling auger anchors for DIY sliding barn door brackets

Did we mention that bamboo is extremely hard wood to work with?

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY

In total, we did 4 anchors for the 2 hanging brackets.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY

This strange wrench was fairly useful.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

Here’s how each side turned out.

Tracks n’ Tracks

So after that, we just needed to secure something on the bottom half of the door.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

That meant we had to find a track that would fit with our hardware.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

And something to buffer the slider within the track for smooth opening and closing.

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

Putting the track into the door was the easy part…

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

But putting an anchor into the concrete?

how to secure hardware to wood sliding barn door DIY setting the track

Not an easy task.

Almost there

Next post I promise will be worth the wait. To be continued…

 

 

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