This project started out of a love of the barn door trend. Rather than trying to find one to fit the space, I decided to repurpose the baseboards from the pre-reno house to construct one from scratch.
Although I've tried to be fairly comprehensive in this tutorial, there are many variables that you will have to adapt to your space, skills, and tools. How to build the sliding hardware is included in here, but purchasing a kit would probably save a lot of headache. Please always follow safety rules and wear proper PPE. Finally, have fun.
- Planer (Both thickness and jointer would be beneficial)
- Table Saw
- Mitre Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Belt and Random Orbital Sander
My house, built in 1943, used douglas fir in every room. Floors, baseboards, trim, built ins. Everything was made from the beautiful wood. However, it turned somewhat brittle over the years and couldn't handle another coat of paint. I salvaged as much as I could, taking out the nails as I went. Long sections were cut down to manageable sizes and anything that showed major cracks or flaws was sent to the dump.
The rest was loaded up and taken to the workshop.