166 Barn Board Buffet with Sliding Barn Door
The Barn Board Buffet was built at the request of a family member. They were looking for something unique that made use of sliding door hardware similar to what would have been used years ago for a barn door.
I managed to acquire some floor boards and regular barn boards out of an old barn that was in the vicinity. Be careful when using this type of material as you never know what might be hiding under all of the layers of dirt. I pressure washed the material prior to doing anything else. Then checked for nails etc. and removed them. The wood was now ready to be worked.
I started by flattening at least one side of the boards and rough cut everything oversized. Anywhere there was going to be joinery I cleaned up the ends. I used loose mortise and tenon joinery during construction. Keep in mind if you are using tradition mortise and tenons you will have to add the tenon lengths to the dimension shown in the plan. The only places where this becomes an issue are on the rails and stretchers that fit to the legs. Another joint that is out of the ordinary is the upper front stretcher. It actually mounts to the rear of the front legs. The stretcher is mounted like this to allow for the extra space required for the sliding door hardware. The shelves sit in notches in the legs and the other end is secured to the vertical dividers with screws. The screws are in counter-bored holes and then plugged with dowels. Other than those oddities this barn board buffet is a standard build. Just follow the plans. Enjoy …. Happy Woodworking.
In the photo to the right it appears the top is bent, actually it is a live edge board and there is a curve in the middle. 🙂
The sliding door hardware for this build was purchased from Amazon.ca. You can locate it HERE