Find out how we made our very own set of barn door shutters!
If you don’t already know, I was gifted with a very handy hubby! I’m always asking him to make my crazy thoughts come to life & he’s usually up for the challenge. A while back, I showed him some pictures of handmade barn door shutters that I had seen on Pinterest. I thought it would be a pretty easy project & something I could display on the mantle in our living. So, as he usually does, he got to work on drawing up some plans, making a supplies list & creating the shutters I had in mind.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have my blog up when we were in the midst of putting these together, so I don’t have a bunch of “in progress” pictures for you. But this project is a pretty easy one & something you can change up to fit your needs.
To make one set of 36 x 14.5 shutters, we used 4 – 1x4x8 common boards and 2 – 1x2x6 common boards. We used our miter saw to make all the cuts and then attached everything using a nail gun & wood glue. The great thing about a project like this is that you can make the shutters whatever size you want. You could also use scrap lumber that you have laying around if you want! I love projects like that!
Once you have your shutters put together, you can stain or paint them however you want to fit your decor. I have a stained set in my living room & we ended up making and selling a lot of those. I also made some in white, which weren’t as popular, but I thought they were really pretty!
So, what do you think?? Should we start making our barn door shutters again?
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