How can I mount sliding doors to the wall?



I have an awkward pantry/closet that needs doors. It's 4' wide and the door hardware must be mounted on the wall above. I'm not a fan of barn door hardware. Any ideas? Thanks !

  6 answers
  • If you're open to other options besides a wood door, consider using a long curtain that you hang with a tension rod. I've used this alternative several times for closets and like how I can easily add a pop of color. Plus, it's cheaper and easier than installing a door.

  • William William on Aug 19, 2018

    Any reason the hardware needs to be mounted on the wall? Bifold doors come in 4' wide.

    • Lisa Lisa on Aug 19, 2018

      Because there's built-in shelves that would prevent normal inside installation.

  • Harris S. Harris S. on Aug 19, 2018

    Some kind of a blind that could be raised and lowered?

  • Archie Archie on Aug 19, 2018

    Normal closet bifolds take very little space or depth to mount. If you have no space then extend the top mount out using a spacer plate then use molding to build out to cover the doors.

    If your shelves are out to the opening of the doorway why not use the bifolds and notch the end of the shelves to allow for the doors to fold back. My bifolds only use about 1 1/2" from the center of the track to open. That means you'd only have to notch a 3/4 by 4" place for the door to open in.

    • Lisa Lisa on Aug 20, 2018

      Thank you! I was thinking of a spacer, but wasn't sure if people did that. It should work without notching the shelves

  • William William on Aug 19, 2018

    Hardware for bifold doors, sliding doors, etc., mount on the door frame. Either centered, back edge, or front edge. Should not pose a problem.

  • Lisa Lisa on Aug 20, 2018

    Thanks so much! That's good to know. I had no idea they could be mounted outside. Problem solved😉!

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