Barn Door Closet
Barn Door Closet

From the blogger: "With our electrician putting our panels directly by our front door I had to come up with a way to cover up such an eyesore! So, I built a barn door closet!"

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project



Materials List

  • Bead board (ply bead, or sheet rock, or plywood)
  • 2x4s (for the frame)
  • 1x4s (for the trim)
  • Paint and brushes (I used a white, flat water based paint)
  • Drill and 3" deck screws
  • I did all of my cutting with a Jig saw and a Miter saw
  • I tacked on all of my 1x4 trim pieces with a brad nailer but you could use screws


Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. First I needed to frame the entire closet out which is as simple as building a wall, you need a header piece and two side pieces and, if the one length is far enough across put another board at every 16 inches using my drill and screws.

  2. With it framed out I simply covered it in bead board (plywood) using my drill and screws.

  3. Then I covered all of my seams and corners with 1x4s that I used for trim using a brad nailer.

  4. I did two coats of white paint on the entire closet.

  5. I hung my barn door and I was done!

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Wow! This is such a cool door/decor piece. My dad recently built a door like this for the master bathroom and it looks so good.

I am always on the lookout for ways to repurpose items and not waste them, I think this is one of the best ways to do that while still adding character to your home! I would need a little muscle from my husband for this project, but it looks simple and uncomplicated.


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