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Man shows how easy it is to make a double barn door and it only costs $60

September 30th, 2020

Since the start of the global pandemic, people have tried so many things to fight boredom. Can you imagine being in quarantine and not be able to do anything? We’ll bet you won’t even last a week without getting bored.

From baking, crocheting, cooking, gardening, name it and people have tried it. Today, there are so many tips on how you can spend your quarantine time with your family and be productive at the same time.

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Of course, who would forget DIY projects? Even before this pandemic, many people already love doing do-it-yourself projects that not only save them money but gives them a different sense of fulfillment.

Today, we’ve found an old video from three years ago that will surely trend today. The Rehab Life posted a short video of how you can create your double barn door for only $60.

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Why we love DIY Projects

Before we get to the tutorial, let’s first analyze why so many people love DIY projects.

  • You won’t be bored when you’re focused on your DIY project. If you are someone who loves getting things done, then you will love DIY projects. Instead of spending your time watching, playing games, or even sleeping, why not put that idle time to better use and create something that you will be proud of.
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  • DIY projects are cheap. One of the best examples here is our featured project. If you have an idea of how much a double barn door costs, then you’ll know that this project is the way to go.
  • Now, another thing that we love about DIY projects is that it gives you a different sense of fulfillment. Who wouldn’t be proud when you’re able to do something as beautiful as this one? Not only that, you can even start your own business with the things that you create!
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What you will need

Now that we’ve listed the top reasons why we love DIY projects, it’s time to focus on this beauty. A double barn door isn’t just unique, it’s also very stylish. You can instantly change your home’s design by adding one, and the best part, you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for it.

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We often see it in magazines and even on Instagram. In fact, they cost a lot, especially when you get it from furniture stores. Who would have thought that you can create it using simple tools plus, you seriously just need around $60!

We know you’re excited, so here it goes.

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Dimensions:

84″h x 37″w x 1 1/2″ d

(Each panel is 84″h x 18 1/2″w x 1 1/2″d)

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The materials that you will need are:

– Five 1″x10″x8 ft

– Eight 1″x2″x6 ft

– 1 1/4″ trim head screws

– wood glue

– wood filler

– sanding block

– stain

– polyurethane

– wood contidioner (optional)

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It’s time to build, build, build

Now that you’ve got all the things that you need, it’s time to build your double barn door.

STEP 1

Using your lumber, measure and make the following cuts:

1″x10″s:

– four pieces 84″ long

– four pieces 18 1/2″ long

1″x2″s:

– four pieces 65 1/2″ long

– leave four pieces uncut

Now, you should have 12 ready-to-assemble pieces.

(You will still have four uncut 1″x2″s)

STEP 2

Now, take two 1″x10″x84″ boards and line them up side-by-side.

Then, take a 1″x10″x18 1/2″ board, put some wood glue, and then, place it across the top.

Make sure that you secure them using your trim head screws.

Next, take one of the 1″x2″x65 1/2″ pieces and then put wood glue on one side.

Place it flush down on one side of your door.

Again, secure it with trim head screws.

Get another 1″x2″s and repeat for the other side.

Once done, take another 1″x10″x18 1/2″ and secure it at the end of your door.

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STEP 3

Now, we’ll be working on that X. Ready?

Take one of the uncut 1″x2″s and place it diagonally. Once measured, cut the excess wood.

Like the others, put wood glue and secure.

Take one of the uncut 1″x2″s and lay it diagonally on the other side.

Repeat the process of matching it up and then, you need to cut the middle section.

Once done, cut, glue them in place and secure.

Now, you have that X on your door.

STEP 4

Fill up the screw holes with wood fillers.

Wait for them to dry and then, get your handy dandy sander and sand your door.

That’s it! One door down! One more to go!

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Now, all you have to do is repeat all the steps until you complete the second door. Once done, you can take a photo and update your social media and take a break.

Then, you can go back and decide if you want to put a wood stain or not. Customize it! Then, once done, go ahead and admire your work. Wait for it to dry again and finish with some polyurethane.

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Hey! You’re done! Just look at that beautiful double barn door! Be proud of yourself, you did it! Now, you can put it wherever you like and again, admire your great work.

After you’re done with this easy and cheap DIY project, we’re sure that you’re off looking for another project to do. It’s something that you will surely love doing, and who knows, you might find yourself creating your own business with all your hard work.

Don’t forget to watch the full tutorial below, and let us know if you have done it already!

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Source: The Rehab Life, The Rehab Life Instagram

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