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Deleting a barn door

Using a reciprocating saw to delete an unwanted barn door

Our barn has these stable doors that don't close all the way due to warping.

Instead of trimming a few spots to make them close properly we chose the other option. Deletion.

The original builders used large nails to secure each door hinge to a support beam. It would have been nice to salvage the old rusty hinges, but cutting them out with a reciprocating saw seemed like the smarter choice.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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