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VJ cladded door for backyard studio

DIYgals
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DIYgals
DIYgals
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Using VJ cladding with vertical recesses gave this entryway a rustic look.

 

 

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The project

 

This is the first of four barn-style doors we are going to make for our shed and studio. It's been a bit of trial and error but we are pretty happy with the result.

 

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We placed a Special Order through Bunnings for 138 x 18mm Western Red Cedar VJ cladding and DAR Western Red Cedar for the rails and stiles.

 

Rails and stiles cut to length.

 

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Mortise and tenon join for the rails and stiles.

 

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Cutting the panelling rebate with the router.

 

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Rails and stiles glued.

 

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VJ panelling cut to length and ordered by colour.

 

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Ensuring the VJ panels are evenly spaced.

 

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Dry fit looking good.

 

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Panels were nailed to allow movement, but the stiles, rails and rear support braces were glued.

 

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We created a template to router in the rebate for the hinges.

 

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Cleaned up with a chisel.

 

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Fits like a glove.

 

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Oiling the panels before assembly.

 

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Final coat of oil.

 

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Fitting the handle.

 

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Planing the door down a little to fit.

 

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We are planning to build much larger doors on the front of the shed. The doors and windows are framed with RHS and it is strong enough to hold a much greater weight.

 

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More barn door projects

 

Workshop member Beachbox built these barn doors that conceal the mess inside a well-used workshop from the view of an outdoor entertaining area and offer protection from weather conditions.

 

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Workshop member GeoffB built these barn doors for a cafe to screen an unused entrance and create a rustic feature.

 

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