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Old 06-02-2010, 11:26 AM
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Default Pre-Made shed/barn doors

I will be helping my father tearing down his 10x12 shed in the next week to make way for a 14 X18 shed. New toys ( snow blower and Toro timecutter mower) made it a necessity. We have no trouble with building the shed it is always the double barn doors that are a problem. Getting them to fit nice and tight and not fall apart a few years later.

Google searched everywhere but still can't find a place that just sells pre-made double opening garage doors that aren't $3000++. Anybody have any ideas besides making them ourselves?

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Old 06-02-2010, 11:30 AM
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Use an 8' fiberglass overhead door. You can trim and paint it to give the effect of barn door if you want.
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I need it to look a little more rustic.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
I need it to look a little more rustic.
http://www.clopaydoor.com/visfiles/g...on-system.aspx

Play around on this site for a while.

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My shed had cedar siding plywood cut down to around 3x7 each. They are trimed out with cedar 1x4 and one that runs across the middle. They are about 10 yrs old so they do hold up. Have you looked into buying a shed kit from 84 lumber or lowes? Alot of times they are cheaper then going out and buying the wood and building it your self.
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Default Faced the same challenge - Building my own now.

If you want a nice tight fit, ease of operation, and long term durability, use quality hinge components, hand pick straight framing lumber, and take the time to build the doors yourself. It will take some time, but if you plan to keep the shed, your time will be well spent in the long run. At least that is the approach I'm taking.
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you should be able to make board & batten barn doors yourself...plans are all over the google-net. or you could find salvaged doors and reuse them

as above, quality hardware makes all the difference
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Thanks Guys. Looks like if you want something done right.....

Going this route should work fine
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...r=barn%20doors

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