How to Wood Plank a Door

Hi there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m back again to share another project with ya! It would be safe to say that I really love plank walls (see here, here and here) … so much in fact, that I recently decided to make a wood plank door for our pantry. We’ve been working on our mudroom, so it only made sense to make a new door while we were at it, especially since our pantry is in our mudroom. I must say, I’m completely in love with it! It’s just what our mudroom was missing…

How to Wood Plank a Door

 

Here’s how we made it… We started with a basic flat panel door…

DIY Plank Door Then, we marked the spots for the hinges…

Wood Planked Door Anthony used a router to notch them out…

Wood Plank Door DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Then we set the hinge in place…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage And screwed it in…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Once all the hinges were on, we trimmed the door to fit vertically in our existing door jam…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Then Anthony started measuring an equal spacing for the planks…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage For the planks, we use 1/4″ flooring underlayment. It comes as a 4″ x 8″ sheet and we use our table saw to rip them down to 5 1/2″ wide…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage We started in the middle with our first plank…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage And to secure it to the door, we squeezed wood glue on the back of the plank…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Then used our nail gun to secure them in place…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage For equal spacing, we used nickels…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Once we had the other planks in place, we started on the hole for the door knob. Anthony measured the hole, then drew a circle…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage He used the router to cut it out…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Then, we glued and nailed the plank in place…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage We also had to notch around the hinges in order for the plank to fit…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Once all the planks were secured in place, we were left with this…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage We hung it back up with the existing hinges…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Then, I started filling and sanding the nail holes…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage After I wiped down the door, I gave it three coats of Super White by Benjamin Moore…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage And I added the previous door handle…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage With that, it was ready to use!

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage I am so thrilled with how it turned out! I love that it’s a bit different from the other doors, but still blends in…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Plus, I knew it would look simply fabulous with a boxwood wreath…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage  Now, I’m on the hunt for a new/ unique door knob, but for now, I’m loving how everything looks together…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage Our little mudroom has come such a long way… and I’m almost ready to start adding in all the small details that brings at all together…. Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi!

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