We’re moving right along with our guest bedroom makeover! Today we’re sharing with you our bi-fold barn doors! Well, technically they are faux barn doors, but I think you get the gist. Take a look at this simple and effective project!
Creating Bi-Fold Faux Barn Doors
Part of our nursery makeover was to do the bi-fold doors in that room. We went for kind of a modern slatted look for those doors.
How we did it
We used the same technique on these doors as we did the nursery doors. Using 1 1/2″ wide, 1/4″ thick slats, we framed out the doors. We wanted it to look like two doors coming together, so we framed the left doors and right doors as their own pieces.
Next, we added slats across the middle of the doors. Note we had to have a cut in the middle where the doors bend.
Finally, we cut diagonal slats from the corners to the middle of the doors. When pushed together, they form a large X.
We used wood filler in all the nail holes and seams, then painted white.
Last step was to add some new knob hardware to replace the big wide white knobs.
You make your call, but we think these bi-fold barn doors look amazing!
- 1.5"x0.25" slats
- Wood filler
- White paint
- 2 knobs
- Brad nailer
- Paint brush
- Painters Tape
- Use slats to frame each pair of doors, with cuts on the boards for each single door within the pair. Hang using brad nailer.
- Add horizontal slats on middle of doors.
- Hold up diagonal slats. Use a pencil to mark angles and cuts. Make cuts and hang.
- Use wood filler to fill all gaps and nail holes.
- Sand wood filler and wipe clean.
- Paint white. We did 2 coats.
- Add new hardware.
Sand all pieces after cutting before hanging
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