Sliding, “barn-door” style hardware is all the rage in interior design. Here, we shrink the concept for use in this rustic-looking cabinet.
Take a walk down the hardware aisle at your local home improvement store and you’re likely to come across several barn-door style mounting systems in various shapes and sizes. Their popularity for mounting interior doors has surged in the last several years. We took that idea and ran with it when designing the cabinet shown here. Instead of using commercially available hardware that, let’s face it, isn’t exactly inexpensive, we came up with a shop-made version that’s easy to make using commonly available parts. The result is a charming addition to an already stunning cabinet. In order to match the rustic appeal of the hardware, the cabinet itself gets treated with a glazing and distressing process that gives it a well-worn look. Beyond the clever hardware and paint, the true beauty of this cabinet lies in its versatility. It would be equally at home in a family room serving as an entertainment center or in a large kitchen to provide extra storage space. Or it could serve as a dining room sideboard, as we show above. The eight spacious drawers and center shelves will hold all of your place settings and dishes.
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- 14 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 90 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Full step-by-step for creating the hardware and the distressed finish
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.