When all the mortises are cut, the tenons get glued into place, allowing for an easier dry-fit.
When all the mortises are cut, the tenons get glued into place, allowing for an easier dry-fit.

Large sliding passage doors on guide rails—often known as barn-style doors—have become a popular detail in custom houses. Often these doors are oversized, calling for a custom door slab.

In this article, I want to demonstrate how it is possible to build large custom doors on the jobsite. I have run my own custom woodworking shop for many years and have a standard collection of industrial machines. But here I’ll focus on how to build a large panel door with only the tools available on the jobsite. On many jobs, this on-site shop...

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