Am I building this right?

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    I am building a sliding barn door and was hoping to get some feedback on the method I’m choosing. Any advice is welcome.

    The door itself will be 1 3/8″ thick overall. The outside frame will be mortise and tenon together. The tenons being double as to avoid removing too much material from the mortise. Each of these will be drawbore pinned.

    The door will have a horizontal rail dividing it in half, and attached the same way as the rest of the frame.

    I’m thinking I should make a groove around the inside of each of these sections, and have the remaining boards, each 5″ wide, tongue and grooved together to fill in the space. Each of these boards run vertically.

    Any previous experience or ideas I would love to hear. Thanks. Kevin


    that sounds like it will work fine, all I would add is for the corner tenons of the door use haunched tenons which will help prevent any twist in future.


    I think that is sound advise. Thank you. It’s always nice to hear others ideas and brainstorm a bit.

    Thanks again 🙂

    Harvey Kimsey

    Kevin, in Paul’s latest project video, the blanket chest, you can see him very carefully laying out and cutting haunches on the tenons. These are haunches that will show in the final piece, so he is careful in fitting them. Best of luck.

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