We never use our “formal” dining room. We’re not particularly formal people. I mean, I’m pretty chuffed with myself on days I manage to wear pants. Is there a badge for that?
So anyway, we wanted to turn the dining room into a listening/audio/music room. Unfortunately, there was a really tall archway from the dining room to the kitchen, so sound would “escape” through that evil portal. I sourced premade doors and barn doors, but the costs were ridiculous for that height, so I figured I would try my hand at making one.
Started with this.
Cut oodles of diagonal boards & started adhered them to the “back” of the door (finished plywood). I used glue & nails, but you could probably just use nails. Since it’s a music room, I wanted to reduce the chance of any rattle or shake among the slats.
More of the same. Glue glue glue. Nail nail nail.
That nailer is my favoritest tool ever.
I actually LOVED how it looked without stain, but wanted something a little richer and deeper for the space.
And finally, to apply stain. I mixed two colors together (carbon grey with a bit of kona – my fave!).
And up she goes! See how tall it is compared to the size of his head!
I got the hardware kit (rail & rollers) online. They are silent rollers & have a safety stop not only at the ends, but also from lifting and toppling forward off the railing, too (important when you have littles around the house ). I also got a handle for it, but decided not to attach it. We just slide it by grabbing the edge.
I painted the reverse side with chalkboard paint, so now I have a huge chalkboard in the kitchen for doodling, recipes & menus.