Is there a spot in your home where you could use a sliding door but you don’t want to go through the expense or hassle of ripping out a wall to put in a pocket door? Take a look at this track solution.
The Lettered Cottage shares this DIY project from a reader named Brier, whose husband built the sliding door using a closet sliding door track mounted to a 2×6 above the door frame. The door was about $US200 from and the hardware parts about $US20. Rubber stops screwed to the floor keep the door from sliding out into the rest of the room.
It’s a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to pricy pocket doors or barn door hardware and something you could do yourself if you’re handy with home projects like this.
Hit up the link below for more photos and details. (One commenter on the article, by the way, suggests that if you don’t like the look of the exposed hardware at the top, you could use a simple cornice of sorts to cover the hardware from the front to make it just look like cool moulding.)
DIY Sliding Door [The Lettered Cottage]