Build Closet Barn Doors Using Cheap Lumber and Hardware from Amazon

Sliding barn doors add great character to any room, and when you have the space, they do wonders to accentuate a bedroom closet. I recently replaced the closet doors in my daughter’s bedroom with these closet doors made form cheap pine lumber, plywood and hardware purchased on Amazon. If you’d like to add a dramatic look to a room with a rather simple woodworking project, take a look at the build video below – step-by-step instructions are below the fold.

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Why I’m on YouTube, Flip-top Workbench, Wood Oxidation Tips

In between projects, I want to connect with you by regularly answering your common questions and sharing what I’m working on. In this episode, I talk about why I started my YouTube channel, why I didn’t incorporate a flip-top design in my workbench, and cover some tips when it comes to oxidizing wood with steel wool and vinegar.

Update 2/20/19 – Thanks Tim for sending me some photos of his flip-top workbench. In his words “I made i flip top with 2×4’s electrical conduit, and mdf tops. It’s holding up fine only having a 12″ miter saw mounted to it. Very simple, very cheap.”

If any of you have some photos of your flip-top workbench, shoot them over to me at jeremy@gadgetsandgrain.com and I’ll post them here for others to see.

Innovative DIY Wall-mount Lumber Rack For Boards and Sheet Goods

My workshop will always need to be a garage first and woodworking shop second. To help with my lumber storage, I decided to build my own lumber rack. I searched Pinterest for ideas, but I couldn’t quite find a design that mounted to a wall while still being able to storage large sheets of plywood and long boards simultaneously.

I decided to make my own design where sheets of plywood would be stored in a large framed shelf, while sporting the traditional arm shelves for storing long boards. I also added some small cubbies for storing small cut-offs and specialty pieces of lumber. In a phrase, this lumber rack is all about boards in the front and big sheet goods in the back – head the name “Mullet-style” lumber rack.

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