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Using VJ cladding with vertical recesses gave this entryway a rustic look.
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.
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.
Mortise and tenon join for the rails and stiles.
Cutting the panelling rebate with the router.
Rails and stiles glued.
VJ panelling cut to length and ordered by colour.
Ensuring the VJ panels are evenly spaced.
Dry fit looking good.
Panels were nailed to allow movement, but the stiles, rails and rear support braces were glued.
We created a template to router in the rebate for the hinges.
Cleaned up with a chisel.
Fits like a glove.
Oiling the panels before assembly.
Final coat of oil.
Fitting the handle.
Planing the door down a little to fit.
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.
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.
Workshop member GeoffB built these barn doors for a cafe to screen an unused entrance and create a rustic feature.
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