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    Both son and daughter wanted "barn doors" for bathrooms in their respective houses. BUILDING the doors really isn't too difficult once you settle on dimensions and what hardware they choose to use ... the real headache comes when it is time to MOUNT the doors ... finding center on studs has never been my forte and above and around doors it seems more difficult. You REALLY want to hit the center of the studs when setting the lag bolts! Daughter's door was made from very old reclaimed long leaf pine and turned out MUCH heavier than I anticipated making the hanging even that much more of a challenge. I wised up and made the son's door out of cedar (mostly fence slats) and that made it much lighter. The color choices were NOT mine ... stained to "customer specs" ...

    Daughters door:

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    Son's Door:

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    Wife wanted a "dining room table bench" to seat the grandkids at the table rather than using folding chairs as we have in the past .... had to be white oak sturdy legs, 54" long 15" wide and top 1" thick ... I made the legs by doing the 45degree angle cut on 4 sides of 4 boards. I used figure 8 table top connectors to attach the top to the frame ... it's HEAVY!

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  • #2
    Nice work! That is a beefy bench. Looks like it will be nice and stable.

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    • #3
      Wow! 3 great projects! They look amazing.
      "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in."-Kenny Rogers

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      • #4
        It sure feels good when a project is completed, but in your case 3! Looks GREAT!
        Hank Lee

        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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