I about lost my mind with this barn door today. Why isn't there a perfect set of directions for me to follow? Why do I have to make it all up as I go along? I know, I know, cause that's just what I like...a challenge any day of the week.
After 4 hours of wrestling with the hardware, trying way to many different size wrenches, scuffing up my freshly painted goods....I can now smile!
Wow, baby, this was a long haul. You'll see she's still in a rough state, needing a final coat of paint, but she is gorgeous, everything I pictured in my head.
She clears the light switches beautifully, stands tall and rolls with ease.
To install the door brackets, I measured way too much and then used the same drill bits as when I did my mock up. Ya know nothing ever goes perfect. In order to get the bolts flush on the back side I had to use some serious elbow grease to fit a square end into a round hole.
No idea why that bolt has a square end, but I got them to fit.
Here is a shot of my new best friend, a wrench. It worked as I wanted, but scuffed up my paint job horribly. Serious need of touch up. Not sure if I should spray some paint in a cup and dab on or tape off the hung door and hit with spray paint. Anyone think the over spray should be feared?
Hanging this door according to the directions failed. I ended up tossing one of the nuts for each door hanger in the end. I just couldn't get the door snug enough with it. This took me about 2 hours to figure out, but the door is swinging sturdy now.
Perfect amount of clearance. Yes that was planned, but of course not the easy task I envisioned. I blame it on the extra nuts that saw their demise. Next up, fresh paint.