Thursday, November 17, 2016

DIY Barn Door Headboard and Window Covers

30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 17

This is the seventeenth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!

In tight spots where space is at a premium, sliding doors called pocket doors get installed by builders. They run on a track and often slide inside a wall, disappearing out of sight.

They allow access into tight spots where traditional swing out doors would have taken up too much room.

A sliding barn door is another modern update in the pocket door family. In this case, the track is often exposed and the hardware is made to look aged. The hardware being exposed is part of the charm.

The door itself is made of pine (or other available wood) and has cross beams which are modeled to look like a door on a barn or stall.

Check out I'd Rather Make it Myself YouTube channel's ingenious set up:

Barn Door Headboard and Window Covers:

Tools & Materials

Choice of Stain


Wood Glue 

Miter Saw or Circular Saw

Pine - or your choice of wood

Various grit Sandpaper

Table Saw

Jaw Clamps

Sliding Hardware of your choice

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today's featured project and don't forget to stop by "I'd Rather Make It Myself" YouTube channel to check out even more great DIY and woodworking videos from them. Don't forget to subscribe.

We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!