Farmhouse Barn Door Console

Submitted by calcowoods on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 08:11

Followed the overall plan to build the console for my daughter's birthday. Made several modifications including using (3) 2 X 6 inch pine boards attached using Kreg pocket hole screws for a seamless and sturdy top; substituted barn door hardware rollers with Barton Kramer 1-1/2 in. Patio Door Wheels providing a smooth glide and budget friendly alternative; added more partitions to accommodate extra shelving; and utilized u shaped brackets lined with felt to keep barn doors in line.

Used Kreg pocket holes to assemble the unit which gave us the ability to easily transport this rather heavy and
6-foot large console. My daughter was extremely pleased and actually many of her friends wanted to know where she bought the unit. This was truly a rewarding experience and confidence builder for me and my wife.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Blond White plywood, birch plywood for the barn door back and back of shelves, pine boards for the top, pine trim
Finish Used
Varathane Weathered Grey and Kona Wood Stain.
Entire cabinet finished using MinWax Paste Finishing Wax Natural applied with a rag and buffed for a durable finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate