Sunday, January 24, 2016

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console Free Plans

DIY sliding barn doon console free plans

Snowstorm Jonas kept me hunkered down all weekend with plenty of time to make proper plans for the sliding barn door console as I've been meaning to tackle for quite some time.

Thank you to everyone who has shown so much interest in the original console post where I shared cut lists and basic construction process.  Your interest and questions spurred me on to make proper plans down below.

You may recall I built this console for week one of the Creating With the Stars series in the Spring of 2014:

diy sliding barn door console

Week one of the contest was a 'knock off' theme and I was inspired by Sundance Catalog's Yorkville Sliding Door Console:


The retail version above sells for $2800 plus $400 shipping - yikes!  I'm sharing the plans to make your own DIY version for $300.



diy sliding barn door hardware

The barn door hardware is fairly simple pieces you can find at any big home improvement store - aluminum bars with 1 1/2" pulley wheels.  For more details on the hardware portion see my original post here.

diy sliding barn door console

Below you will find the step by step insturctions to build this console.  Please follow all safety precautions when using power tools.

DIY sliding barn doon console free plans


Supplies:

  • ·      2 – ¾” plywood sheets
  • ·      3 – 1x5x8 pine boards
  • ·      4 – 1x6x8 pine boards
  • ·      4 – 1x2x8 pine boards
  • ·      2 – 1x4x8 pine boards
  • ·      1 – 5/4 x 4 x8 pine board
  • ·      1 – ¼” plywood sheet
  • ·      wood glue
  • ·      1 ¼” pocket hole screws
  • ·      1 ¼” wood screws
  • ·      1 ¼” finish nails
  • ·      ¾” finish nails
Cut List:
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” x 63 ½” (top and bottom)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” @ 29 ¼” (sides)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” @ 25” (dividers)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” @ 2 ¾” (base supports)
  • 2 – 1x5 @ 67” (top)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 67” (top)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” @ 20 ½” (center shelves)
  • 2 – ¾” plywood @ 18 ¼” @ 20 ¾” (side shelves)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 20 ½” (center shelves trim)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 20 ¾” (side shelves trim)
  • 1 – 1x4 @ 65” (base trim)
  • 1 – 1x5 @ 62” (top face trim)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 25 ¾” (side face trim)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 19 ¾” (divider face trim)
  • 1 – 1x2 @ 62” (bottom face trim)
  • 2 – 1x4 @ 19 ¼” (base side trim)
  • 1 – 5/4 x 4 @ 66 ½” (front base trim)
  • 8 – 1x6 @ 21” (doors)
  • 1 – ¼” plywood @ 29 ¼” x 65” (backing)
Hardware:
·       For sliding barn door hardware details visit my original post here:

Kreg rip cut


diy console carcass


Step 1: Assemble carcass.  Attach top and bottom to sides using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

diy console dividers

Step 2: Attach dividers to carcass using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

diy console base supports

Step 3: Attach base supports to carcass using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

diy console carcass

planked console top

Step 4: Construct top using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  Alternate 1x5, 1x6, 1x5, 1x6.

diy console planked top

Step 5: Attach top to carcass leaving ¼” overhang at back, ¾” overhang at front and 1” overhang at sides.  Use wood glue and countersunk 1 ¼” wood screws.

diy console shelves

Step 6: Attach shelves keeping flush to back and ¾” inset at front.  Use wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  TIP: Place carcass face down and use 1x2 scrap pieces as spacers to be sure you have 3/4" inset at front:


diy console shelves insert


diy console shelf trim

Step 7: Attach shelf trim and base trim at front using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

diy console face frame

Step 8: Attach face frame at front using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.  Alternately construct entire face frame using pocket holes then secure to console.

diy console base molding

Step 9: Attach base molding using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.

diy console planked doors

Step 10: Construct planked door using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

Note: I opted to use 1/4" plywood as a backing to keep the door from warping however it's not the best option.  I highly suggest using 3/4" angle aluminum along the sides to keep the boards from bowing.  Amanda at Rustic Duck Furniture shared this idea on her Instagram feed, super smart!

planked door ar Rustic Duck Furniture on Instagram

diy console hardware

Step 11: Attach door hardware tracks as indicated.  For more information on hardware details see my original post here.

diy console backing

Step 12: Attach backing using wood glue and ¾” finish nails.

diy console finishing

Finish as desired.  I choose to paint the face frame in white high gloss enamel and stain the remaining parts.

sliding barn door console free plans

Thank you for visiting.  Any comments or questions please leave below and be sure to include your email address.

4 comments:

Gail Wilson said...

wow Jaime! That console is beautiful, but the addition of the doors sends it over the top. I've been wanting to do some sliding windows and have wondered how to do it. I'm not sure I could pull this off, but it may go on my to do list!

thanks for once again inspiring me to "copy" you!

gail

MrCrusin21 said...

Wow!

This is exactly what I wanted to build. I just didn't know how to build it. I'm a graphic designer, not a carpenter.

I'm just an ordinary guy who likes to save money and build things that are way out of my budget. Most of the time I can visualize an idea in my head and later put in on paper.

You've just saved me a great deal of time and energy to create this masterpiece.

Thanks for inspiration! Thanks for the detailed plans!

Mr. Green

Howard Hale said...

Great project and plans. Just a note, to complete the console properly, the shelf dimension must be 17 1/2 inches, not 18 1/4. This will allow room for the shelf trim inside the face frame. The drawing also shows a front top overhang of 4 inches which is not correct. Check the dimensions before cutting.

marvin said...

Thank you Howard Hale for pointing that out. we figured this out before reading this comment unfortunately. guess it's time to cut the shelves down!
This should be corrected in the directions and diagram, for sure!