Hollow Core Doors

I want to hang a piece of 1/2" plywood on the hollow core door. Then I want to put shelves on the plywood to store spices and other small items. What can I use to hang the plywood?
  8 answers
  • JoAnn Dibeler JoAnn Dibeler on Nov 19, 2015
    I have a hollow core door that had to be cut down to fit the odd doorway in this house. I'm going to have to take it back down because the panel of the door is coming off of the solid bottom. My point being that they are not completely hollow. They have to be solid at the top and the bottom. You should be able to attach the plywood there. For that matter, they may have a solid frame along the sides as well. And you've given me a idea, LOL.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Nov 20, 2015
    There are 'over the top' hangers that fit on top of doors that would serve your purpose.
  • Carroll Nabors Carroll Nabors on Nov 20, 2015
    get some hollow core door anchors at Lowe's or Home Depot. ask for them.
  • Bill Forshay Bill Forshay on Nov 20, 2015
    Thank you for your response, I will give that a try.
  • Bill Forshay Bill Forshay on Nov 20, 2015
    I will check at Home Depot
  • Bill Forshay Bill Forshay on Nov 20, 2015
    That is a good idea. I never thought of that being solid at the top, bottom and sides.
  • Jim L Jim L on Nov 20, 2015
    Bill, you could use "molly bolts"...
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Nov 20, 2015
    Hollow core doors are made with a wood frame, 2 sheets of luan, and filled with cardboard rings that look like a heavy roll of paper towels that was cut up. The top and bottom plate are wider to allow for trimming that might be needed, and the piece where the door knob goes is large enough to install the knob. I recommend that if you add plywood, secure it about a half inch from the sides. You'd probably be better off to build the unit before attaching it to the door. Predrill as well. Use a construction adhesive like liquid nails.
    • Bill Forshay Bill Forshay on Nov 20, 2015
      @Adrianne C Another good idea. I will think about the construction adhesive. That will probably work better for what I have in mind.