DIY Wood Planked Pantry Door

Hi there! A while back I mentioned that I had a few ideas to spruce up our pantry door since I  had just painted our mudroom door black. And since they’re both in the same small room, I didn’t feel like we’d need two accent doors.

Long story short, I told Anthony about my idea for the new pantry door and he was all for it. Turns out he really didn’t like color of our previous pantry door, at all. So today I’m sharing one of our latest projects, our DIY wood planked pantry door, which I shared a sneak peek of in our summer home tour.

Plank Pantry Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s how we made it…

We started with a basic flat panel door…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, we marked the spots for the hinges…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Anthony used a router to notch them out…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

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, just like we did on our office plank wall. 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…

Plank Pantry Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

Plus, I knew it would look simply fabulous with a big wreath and chalkboard pantry sign

DIY Plank Pantry Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s one of the first things you see when you look into the hallway from our kitchen, so I’m happy to have a bit of plank good-ness in that area…

DIY Plank Pantry Door by The Wood Grain Cottage-25

Now, I’m on the hunt for a unique door knob to pull everything together…

DIY Plank Door by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s time to start adding in all those small details… I can’t wait! This room is almost done!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Love how simple things make such a huge impact.
    Thanks for the detailed instructions.
    This is a must for my laundry room.
    I always stay tuned! As always,love it!!!

  2. It looks beautiful, seemed to be pretty easy and I would do this for all my doors in my hallway! With that I have to say that it’s sooo beautiful, it needs a really special door knob! Love all your posts! :D

  3. Wonderful door. I am so thankful for this detailed diy! I would love all of our bedrooms to have these doors!

  4. Your door turned out beautifully…looks wonderful in the room!

  5. Perfect…. as usual! You and Anthony are a fabulous team…. I am so impressed with your ideas and ability to pull it all together, all the time! Looks beautiful!

  6. Oh my goodness, your pantry door is beautiful! What a creative idea, I just love it!
    Allison

  7. This is an awesome idea and tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Your door looks great!

  8. I love it!! What a great idea! I am wanting to do a plank look wall in our open concept family/kitchen/dining room. Just a little contrast makes such a difference and gives some great interest to your little hallway. Your paint color looks similar to ours,,,is it Grey Owl by Benjamin Moore? Happy summer days to you!

  9. Great project, love the white planks. They bring an extra texture to the room.
    Did you make the cotton wreath?

  10. Whoa! Your new pantry door is awesome. What a fantastic way to add character to your home! Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

  11. It looks soooo good!! Just darling!!
    Where did you find your wreath? I’m drooling over it too. :)

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