• June 5, 2020
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  • 4 – 2×3 @ 84″
  • 4 – 2×3 @ 17″
  • 4 – 2×3 @ 14″

Sides

  • 2 – 3/4″ thick plywood cut 36″ x 17-1/4″

Face Frame

  • 5 – 1×4 @ 36″
  • 8 – 1×4 @ 17-3/4″

Shelves

  • 2 – 1×8 @ 87″
  • 2 – 1×10 @ 87″

Middle Shelf Supports and Cleats

  • 5 – 1×2 @ 14″
  • 5 – 1×2 @ 17″

Bottom Trim

  • 1 – 2×3 @ 90″
  • 2 – 2×3 @ 18-3/4″

Top

Doors

  • 2- 1/4″ thick plywood cut 20″ x 30″
  • 4- 1×3 @ 30″
  • 2- 1×3 @ 15″
  • 1- 1×3 @ 29 1/4″ from corner to corner cut at an angle of 28 degrees

How To Build A Sliding Barn Door Entertainment Center:  The Process

Step 1)  Build The Frame

The frames are pretty self-explanatory but I have included a finished picture as well as a detailed diagram.  I made 3 separate consoles so that is why you see  6 of these frames.

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Step 2)  Add The Sides

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Attach the 3/4″ plywood by first applying a bead of wood glue around the edge of the plywood and secure using 2 1/2″ screws.  Repeat with each section.

Step 3)  Attach to the wall.

DIY Man Cave Ideas: Barn Door entertainment console to store all the TV equipment by Diva of DIY on Remodelaholic.

I apologize but I forgot to take a picture of the frame installed before face frame, shelves and cleats were installed but I have included a diagram below to give you the measurements.

I installed tongue and groove car-siding for texture which shows through the open back side.  Another great idea would be to paint a contrasting paint color or add a fun wallpaper on the wall behind the console.

Step 4)  Add The Face Frame

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Step 5)  Add cleats and shelves

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Step 6)  Add top boards.

Don’t attach at this point because it will make it more difficult to paint or stain them.

Step 7)  Stain or paint frame and top

Frame and doors:  Sherwin Williams SW Iron Ore (same color that Cassity used here!)

Top (Pine):  Custom Minwax stain color mix of  50/50 Classic Gray/Jacobean

Step 8)  Make Doors

You could also make traditional shaker cabinet doors following this tutorial here

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Rip plywood to 20″ x 30″ panels (or size of opening).  With nail gun, attach the two 30″ trim boards to the plywood panel.

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Double check your measurement and cut the remaining trim boards to finish the door panel.  Attach with nail gun.

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To create the diagonal design displayed on my entertainment center, your board will be 29 1/4″ long from corner to corner with an angle of 28 degrees.  Again, attach with nail gun.

How To Build A Sliding Barn Door Console For Your Man Cave by Diva of DIY on Remodelaholic

Stain or paint doors (or both!).  I painted mine Sherwin Williams Iron Ore to match the frame. (This is the same color Cassity painted her interior doors and colorwashed her barn door here to add color while still showing the wood grain.)

Step 9)  Hang Doors

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I followed the instructions included with my sliding door hardware. See our Remodelaholic picks for budget-friendly sliding door hardware here.

Step 10)  Attach top boards to the frame

How To Build A Sliding Barn Door Console For Your Man Cave by Diva of DIY on Remodelaholic

That is it!  Not too bad for an entire sliding barn door entertainment center, right?  Now it’s time for the fun part…the accessories.

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I chose chunky baskets, old trunks and metal containers to accessorize our man cave opening shelving.  They add extra storage while keeping a masculine feel.

 

How To Build A Sliding Barn Door Console For An Entertainment Center Or Media Room | Farmhouse style | DIY barn doors

I am so happy with the way my sliding barn door entertainment center turned out.  All of the game systems and cable boxes are hidden behind the barn doors when not in use, but the doors easily slide open to give access when needed.  The extra storage is perfect for all of the PS4/XBox games and our DVDs and I even have a basket for remote controls. Life is good for all of us!

Each and every one of you inspire me and I LOVE to see the work that you’ve created. Feel free to share with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. And as always, be sure to follow Diva Of DIY on Pinterest and sign up for our FREE Newsletter to receive the latest projects delivered straight to your inbox!  – Leanne


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Originally published 08.26.2017 // Updated 03.25.2020





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