Milo Valley Farm - barn doors, part 2

by brae  

I mentioned my barn door hardware inspiration in a previous post, but before I get to that part, I need to build the barn doors.  I've made weathered doors before, for Baslow Ranch, and those were made from laser cut plywood.  You can still get a good approximation starting there, so I used those as inspiration.

from Baslow Ranch

I dug through my bins of scrap wood and cut two pieces of 1/8" thick plywood measuring 4 3/16" wide by8 3/8" tall.

I measured and scored 1/2" wide planks for each door on both sides.  I cut, marred and applied strips of basswood to make the supports.  Using the same technique as I had for the siding, I made fake nail holes.

I painted the doors to match the barn.  Since the wood started as a different color, the barn doors are slightly off from the rest.  They are also still wet.  We'll see what they look like after drying.

I added support for the main cross boards.

I then cut the cross boards from the same wood as the doors and added basswood pieces to fill in under the door opening.

Meow.  :D

I'll paint the remaining pieces and address the hardware next.


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
It looks wonderful! Love the doors, but kitty stole the show in that last shot, LOL!
07/26/15 @ 12:35
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
The doors look perfect! Has your cat ever pretended that he is a Datsun and tried to park himself in the barn?
07/27/15 @ 10:51
Comment from: brae [Member]
:)) I do believe he has been in the barn once. He's very good about staying off and out of occupied spaces. But, the barn is all bets are off. I can't be sure, but there was a tuft of cat hair stuck on the door frame one day. |-|
07/27/15 @ 10:54
Comment from: 1717mk [Visitor]
Hi, your barn looks simply like real! well done! Magda
07/27/15 @ 13:36
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Those doors are amazing! Your cat is so cute!
07/28/15 @ 20:31
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
07/31/15 @ 11:43

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