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Online ColossusX

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Sliding barn door, interior
« on: April 27, 2019, 10:41 AM »
I'm getting ready to build a couple of barn style doors for a client.  Should I bother using dominos for the planks?

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Sliding barn door, interior
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 01:00 PM »
A drawing may help.

We need a visual to give you accurate info.

Offline jarbroen

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Re: Sliding barn door, interior
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 04:25 PM »
If the question is Domino the answer is always yes!  lol

Dominos or pegs or biscuits are a good way to align when doing panel glue ups.  There's also some tricks in the MFT supplemental manual on glue ups and keeping them flat.

Offline polarsea1

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Re: Sliding barn door, interior
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 01:14 AM »
If it's actually a barn type door the most important thing is the fit of the diagonal supports. Fasteners are secondary - iron bolts and decorative washers are cool. [smile]

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Sliding barn door, interior
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Good evening.  I have done about 350 “barn doors” over the last 3 years and have used just about every method out there.  If you could provide a picture of the design that would help tremendously. I use the Domino XL on every door now in some form. 

Check out my thread.  I usually post a picture after every install.