Build your own barn door bookcase with free plans from Ana-White.com It's a beautiful piece that displays and hides, adding functionality to any room of your home. Free step by step plans with diagrams, shopping list and cut list.
About 6 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 1 foot deep
- 3 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long (use for bookshelf sides)
- 2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long (use for shelves)
- 1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long (use for top, remainder for shelves)
- 2 - 2x2 @ 6 feet long
- 2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
- 4 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 1/4" plywood 4x8 full sheet
- 1 - 1/4" pocket hole screws (about 100)
- 2" trim screws (about 10)
- 3/4" and 1-1/4" brad nails
- wood glue
- 48" barn door hardware kit (I used this one from Amazon affiliate link)
- 3 - 1x12 @ 72"
- 4 - 1x2 @ 23-5/8"
- 10 - 1x12 @ 23-5/8"
- 1 - 1x3 @ 51" - top
- 1 - 1x12 @ 51" - top
- 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 25" x 72-3/4" - back
- 2 - 2x2 @ 72"
- 2 - 1x4 @ 46-1/2"
- 1 - 1x2 @ 65"
- 2 - 1x4 @ 66"
- 2 - 1x4 @ 16"
- 3 - 1x4 @ 22-5/8" - long point to short point, both ends cut at 45 degrees, ends are parallel
- 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 23" x 66"
Add the barn door hardware to the barn door and the cabinet header. We show how I do this in the video so please take a second to watch.
Sanded with 120 grit sandpaper using a random orbital sander
One coat of varathane sunbleached, brushed on and then wiped off with a cloth
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 10:48
Would this pattern work with 2 barn doors?
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 07:59
Remember, if you do…
Remember, if you do farmdoors you need one less door than spaces so there is an empty slot for the door to slide into. So if you wanted 2 farm doors, you would need 3 sets of compartments. I hope that helps and makes sense
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 12:08
I just love your plans and I thank you for helping me make our home lovelier! I plan to make this as a pantry for us. Would it be feasible to put a back across both sides?
Thank you for any input!
Sun, 09/05/2021 - 05:14
Yes, you can.
I just built this with a back on both sides. To do this you have 2 options.
Option 1 (what I did): The cabinet is 49.5 inches wide. Buy an extra sheet of 1/4 plywood then do 2 strip that are 24.5 inches wide for each back. This will leave you with about half a sheet left over.
Option 2 (what I would do next time): make the shelves 3/4 of an inch smaller, the top and face frame would be 1.5 inches smaller. This makes the entire cabinet 48 inches wide. You will still need to buy an extra sheet of 1/4 plywood, but now you just cross cut it at 72 inches and it fits the back.
I hope this helps and good luck!
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 09:54
I want to make this for my fabric and sewing supplies storage, but I need it to be more dust proof. How difficult would it be to add a third shelf column and add either sliding doors over two sections with a hinge door on the third or use 3 hinge doors?