Authentic reclaimed barn wood is a weathered natural product and may have holes and imperfections. To avoid seeing the wall color behind it we recommend using a thin black felt rolled roofing paper as a backdrop. We find felt paper to be faster, easier, cleaner, and less expensive alternative to painting the wall black.
Remember to measure twice and cut once. The square footage needed for a wall or project can be determined by multiplying the length of the wall in feet by the width of the wall in feet (L in feet x W in feet = SQFT). Measuring in inches can be more precise but please remember the formula for finding square feet when measuring in inches is different. To find square footage when measuring in inches, the formula is length in inches times width in inches divided by 144 (L” x W” / 144 = SQFT). Always order 5% extra material to account for waste and cuts.
Our wood is easily installed using finishing nails, a nail gun, and a hand saw or miter chop saw.
This project is very easy and extremely fun. We are here to help with any questions. We love reclaimed barn wood and take pride in our customer service. The staff in either of our two stores is ready and eager to talk about barn wood projects.
HINGED BARN DOOR KIT INSTALLATIONS
1. Order your Hinged Barn Door Kit from the Coast to Coast Barnwood Online Store or pick one up from the nearest Coast Barnwood location.
2. Remove the existing door by pulling out the pins that interlock the door hinges. Tap them loose from the bottom using a small screwdriver and hammer. Keep the pins handy using a ziplock bag.
3. Remove the door handle assembly from the door. Keep the hardware and screws together in a ziplock bag.
4. Paint the front, back, and edges of the door black and let dry.
5. Starting from the top of the door, install barn wood on one side of the door in the design pattern you have chosen.
6. The last row may need to be trimmed to be flush with the bottom of the door.
7. To cut the door handle hole use a 2-1/8” hole saw bit to drill out the door knob assembly hole from the back side of the door.
8. Repeat process of applying wood, trimming the bottom, and drilling the door knob hole for the other side of your door.
9. Remove the door stop trim from your door frame. Your door is thicker now and this trim will need to be relocated. We’ll do that in a minute.
10. Reinstall the door handle assembly and hang the door back on the hinges using the pins you took out earlier.
11. Pull the door closed and reinstall the door stop trim to allow for the door’s new thickness.
SLIDING BARN DOOR KIT INSTALLATION
1. Measure the opening your sliding barn door will cover and obtain a slab door that will cover it properly.
2. Paint the slab door black and let it dry.
3. Starting from the top of the door, install barn wood on one side of the door in the design pattern you have chosen.
4. The last row may need to be trimmed to be flush with the bottom of the door.
5. Repeat the process of applying wood and trimming the bottom for the other side of the door.
6. Measure, cut, and install the provided trim covering the unfinished edge of the door.
7. Install the rail support header on the wall to support the barn door rail if needed.
8. Install the rail according to the installation instructions provided with it.
9. Install the door on the rail according to the installation instructions provided with the rail.
10. Enjoy your new sliding barn door!