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 barn doors made from 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:
For step-by-step instructions, detailed photos of the finished project and a list of what you’ll need to buy for this project, read on…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them here for others to see.
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.