A common problem with barn doors is that they will not stay shut or open. If they are slightly out of level, they will move on their own. That was my problem but I discovered an easy fix! You only need 2 items: little felt pads and gorilla glue.
Put a dab of Gorilla Glue on your felt pad and stick it on your top rail (you'll need to determine the best spot for it which is about and inch from the wheel when it's pulled completely open).
Now just wait for it to dry and that little pad will do the job! Watch the video below to see how well it works.
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Good luck and let me know if it works for you.
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My brother built this table for me about 2 years ago. I recently decided to make it wider to accommodate more seating. I removed the tabletop from the base and took it to their woodshop - Cobb Brothers Woodworking, and then the process began.
There is a video of the whole process at the bottom of this post.
I wanted to add about 16" to the width of the table. So, Dwayne brought out the circular saw and went to work cutting up that beautiful tabletop to make room for the new boards. He cut off each end and then split it length wise.
Since we no longer had any of the thick pine boards that we originally used, we had to glue up the pine he had in his stockpile. We used kiln dried yellow pine and planed it down to the right thickness. We then glued them up and waited for them to dry.
The next step was to plane the boards again to ensure they were completely flat and the same thickness. We then placed the new boards between the old ones and marked where the dominos would go and went to work creating the holes with a Festools Domino Joiner.
After that it was a matter of lining up the dominos, gluing, and clamping all the new boards together. After the glue had dried he trimmed off the excess with the circular saw and used the router to put a nice finished edge around the entire table.
Now it's time to sand, sand, sand, and then sand some more. Just when I thought it was done, Dwayne took a pencil and scribbled all over the top. This way when the markings are gone, you know you have a good smooth finish. This is NOT my thing, I am not patient and you need to have patience in order to do a good job.
Once the sanding was complete, I wiped the table down with a tack-cloth and applied a coat of stain. I used Briarsmoke by Varathane, it has a nice gray-brown tone. After that was dry we sprayed it with a coat of clear vinyl. I then applied a coat of wax and it was ready to reunite with the base!
I am so so pleased with how it turned out. A HUGE thank you to my brothers, Dwayne & Rick who made it happen. If you live in or near West Virginia and are looking for custom cabinetry or furniture, look no more - they are the best!! Just message me and I will give you their contact info.
Here is that video I told you about!
Don't hesitate to message me with any questions.
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So, what's the difference between a comforter and a duvet cover and why should you choose one over the other? Let me break it all down for you.
Comforters are a one-and-done piece, there’s nothing to insert or remove. Just throw it on your bed and go on about your way. Pick something versatile that you can live with for a while since comforters tend to cost more. Comforters can also be more difficult to launder as they are pretty bulky. Make sure your washing machine can handle the size and if not, be prepared to pay for a dry cleaning service or take a trip to the dreaded laundromat.
What is a duvet cover? Think of it as a giant pillow sham that will require a little work. You'll need to start with a plain white duvet or white blanket. The duvet cover will slip over this and button or zip up. The good thing is you can change these covers often if you decide to change up your room. Duvet covers are usually less expensive than comforters. Cleaning your duvet cover is much easier since you just slip it off the duvet and throw it in the washer.
I'm not saying one is better than the other, but maybe one is better for you. If you don't love change and have ample laundering options, perhaps a comforter is the way to go. If you do love change, then maybe try out a duvet cover. If you really have no preference, just flip a coin or buy whatever speaks to you.
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If you are looking for a large round mirror, look no more! I absolutely love this mirror. It is so well made and beautiful. I use it in both my bathrooms as the vanity mirror.
This mirror works well with lots of design styles. It is so elegant and has a high end, designer feel to it. The bronze and gold hues are a beautiful mix and really draws the eye in.
It would also look great in a foyer or a dining room.
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I can't recommend this mirror enough. I've been around a lot of mirrors and this one stands out among the crowd. You won't be disappointed.
Comment below and let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
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Do you love this look? I love modern farmhouse and this entry is actually in my home. I've made it super easy for you to achieve this look by gathering links to every single piece in this photo. Some were no longer available so I added a similar item that will also work well. Just click on each picture to go to Amazon where you can purchase these pieces if you'd like. You don't even have to leave the house, all these items will be delivered right to your door.
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You can get this entire look for around $1,200 (plus taxes possibly). Or you could buy a few pieces if you currently have some decor pieces that are similar. If you have any questions just comment below and I'll get right back to you. I'd love to see pictures of your project if you decide to give this beautiful look a go. Good luck!
Till next time,