DIY Closet French Doors | You Can Build This

Hey everyone! In this video I’ll be showing you how I built my closet french doors from start to finish. The size of my opening is 30"x80" and I’ll be custom building them since I don’t have the room to install a swinging door or sliding door. The only other options I have are bi-fold doors or french doors. I decided the french door was the best option for me. I ended up spending around $200 on the material list below.

Lessons learned: the wood warped a little bit after I build it and the right door was sticking out at the bottom about a 1/4". I wish I had a joiner to get the wood level on all sides. Unfortunately, I don’t have one and had to use my handheld planer to get the middle area flush again. It ended working out just fine in the end and was happy with the results. Next time, I will have a joiner to assist with the levelness of all boards.

For the materials list:

– (4) – 2x4x8 – https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-4-in-x-92-5-8-in-Prime-Stud-569062/202091224
– (1) – 2x6x4 – https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-6-in-x-8-ft-2-Prime-Kiln-Dried-Southern-Yellow-Pine-Dimensional-Lumber-369774/202088154
– (8) – 1x4x8 – https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-in-x-4-in-x-6-ft-Premium-Kiln-Dried-Square-Edge-Whitewood-Common-Board-914673/100088662
– (2) Ball Catches – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Black-Ball-Catch-20900/319727241
– (2) 5" Steel Pull Bars (Note: purchase (4) 1.5" screws for the thickness of door) – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Liberty-Solid-Bar-5-1-16-in-128-mm-Matte-Black-Cabinet-Drawer-Bar-Pull-P01026C-FB-C/304850908
– (6) 3" 5/8" Radius Hinges – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-in-x-5-8-in-Radius-Matte-Black-Squeak-Free-Door-Hinge-28256/314151706
– (1) 16oz Titebond Wood Glue – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Titebond-16-oz-Original-Wood-Glue-5064/100133256
– (2) Stain Brushes – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Linzer-2-in-Polyester-and-Bristle-Blend-Flat-Stain-Brush-HD-1521-N-0200/311277261

For the stains:
– 8oz White Wash Pickling Stain (1st) – https://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-1-qt-TIS-580-White-Wash-Pickling-Transparent-Water-Based-Fast-Drying-Interior-Wood-Stain-B458004/311621783
– 8 oz Golden Oak (2nd) https://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-1-qt-TIS-510-Golden-Oak-Transparent-Oil-Based-Advanced-Formula-Interior-Wood-Stain-B351004/311620721
– 8 oz Weathered Oak (3rd) – https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Weathered-Oak-Classic-Wood-Interior-Stain-339716/305502033

Tools used:
– Miter Saw
– Table Saw (with Freud Dado Blade – proceed at your own risk) – https://www.amazon.com/Freud-10T-Pro-Dado-SD206/dp/B0000223O8/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3TPVUYGB8T0FP&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.isvFX4pwYOJf2Ds2yoTnUUZCnUEEZmyNF29xUcETYlQyFaewfJe9553LabPz2NQZLp3y7PsODUiceLnyOSEsNPVwkuoEW96K7e1ypcHpNl_vExMMyD0tKPyu1eW4iFwbFrr2zzVl6j_AAQydJsvRkxIg5ZSd1JoPryfCSxbKe9l7X5NZ_fzJWs_XaiRFeF2kd0eI0yoDkq6vXYItU25QzKJ2Loajrn2706pFMOIV4NU-IfChrnNFFz–PZYepl0ZpFmAbHWSPlxITNkW1R63YuPe53mIBZjc3lEzpkSwHXk.WrDS4kZdmMzD1EZ–qF__4l7suzyGge7TF2DU1-_o6A&dib_tag=se&keywords=freud+dado+blade&qid=1709232079&sprefix=frued+dado+blad%2Caps%2C120&sr=8-7
– Planer
– Hand Held Planer
– Palm Sander (150 and 220 Grit Sand Paper)
– Brad Nailer (1" nails only)
– Impact Drill with Drill Bits

Good luck on your build!

00:00 – Intro
00:27 – Lumber & Materials
02:24 – Prepping Lumber
02:47 – Gather Dimensions for Door
03:54 – Door Jamb Prep
05:41 – Dado Blade Cut on Stiles and Rails
07:52 – Assembling the Door
12:40 – Prepping the Hinges & Ball Latch
15:06 – Installing Door Jamb
16:35 – Planning Warped Areas
18:21 – Staining the Doors
21:48 – Hardware Review
22:33 – Installing Door Stops
24:40 – Final Product