Plans for exterior barn doors?


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Old 07-17-16, 09:36 AM
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Plans for exterior barn doors?

Hi - I need to replace an old sliding barn door for my workshop and would like to build something from scratch. It's a 7 foot wide by 6.5 high opening and I'm thinking a design similar to this...

http://www.realcarriagedoors.com/ima...rage-doors.jpg

I've searched high and wide on the internet looking for plans or anything to point me in the right direction. Maybe I'm overthinking it but seems like i build the rails and stiles using solid lumber and mortise and tendon joints. Then I put in the T&G board within a dado in those and let them float.

I'm sure there lots of details or learnings that would be good to know. Any advise including what kind of wood to use assuming they will be painted.

Thanks
 
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Old 07-17-16, 10:34 AM
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Barn Door(s)

First question: one door or two?
 
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Old 07-17-16, 01:46 PM
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Where did you get your hardware for exterior sliding barn door? I want to do one for my shed.
 
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Old 07-17-16, 03:32 PM
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I'd like to do 1 big door since I have a window on one side and I'd like to reuse the barn sliding hardware that's got to be 80+ years old....
 
 

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