Asked on Apr 16, 2019

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

Rhonda HandlechnerFlipturnKelli L. Milligan


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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