How to build a closet door.
Did you recently buy a house that none of your closets have doors on them?
You can make your own sliding closet doors this is possible and here is how to make closet doors.
Here are the steps to making closet doors.
Step 1: Determine the size of the door for the closet you need to make. If you already have an opening for a closet that will make this process easier for you. This will especially be easier if the track for the sliding door is in place. If not you will need to purchase the materials to install the track for your closet door.
Step 2: you will lay a sheet of plywood or the door panel on a sawhorse. If the door panel is already cut to size then you won’t need to cut more, if not, cut the door panel or plywood to the size needed for your closet door. After you finish cutting the door you will need to sand the edges and set the sheet aside for now.
Step 3: Next you will need to cut two pieces of 2×2 that can fit across the top and bottom edges of the plywood. These pieces need to be the exact length and width as the plywood, exact. You will need to cut two pieces of vertical edge of the plywood. The two vertical pieces of plywood will run between the top and bottom piece of the door. Sand these pieces like you did the plywood and set them aside.
Step 4: Apply glue to one side of the 2×2’s, all four of them, and set each one in place around the edge of the plywood or door and set each one in place around the edge. Once you place the wood on the door clamp each corner with a pair of C clamps.
Step 5: Next cut two diagonal pieces, one to go above the center piece and one to go below it. For you to do this set the 2×2 in place and mark the top and bottom pieces with a pencil and make your cuts.
Step 6: You will need to wait until the glue dries before you do anything further.
Step 7: You will need to mount the track and rollers to the doors properly. You want the installation of this to be tight, but not too tight or they will warp and inhibit smooth operation.
Step 8: After everything is dry the time has come for you to hang the door on the track.
Make sure when you are working on installing and building these sliding doors you might need an extra set of hands. Also when you’re doing this you need to wear gloves, goggles, and work boots. You want to keep your body safe.
Dress up your closet door by painting some chalk board paint on them for some fun decorative style or paint your closet door an accent color for decoration as well.