Asked on Apr 16, 2019

How do I take closet doors on hinges and make them into sliding doors?

Rhonda HandlechnerFlipturnKelli L. Milligan
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Is it possible to take your old closet doors on hinges and reuse them to make them into sliding doors?

5 answers
  • Dfm
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Sliding doors are hung from special hardware, and go into a wall cavity, it’s a pia. They get off track very easily. You might be better off hanging a barn style door over the opening.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 16, 2019

    You'll have to try to find a track system to fit your old doors and openings. Could get into more than you want to change out, plus retro fit doors always have issues. Can't use a barn doors, they will be too short because they mount above door frame.

  • Rhonda Handlechner
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Yes, thanks. I also don’t have a wall beside one of the closets, so barn doors are a no go.

  • Flipturn
    on Apr 21, 2019

    Sliding doors do not necessarily have to be hung on hardware that is hidden in a pocket, or wall cavity.


    They can be hung from hardware mounted on the outside of the wall.

  • Rhonda Handlechner
    on Apr 21, 2019

    Thank you very much. This is pretty much what I was looking for.

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