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A few years ago we installed a "made-from-scratch" sliding door in my laundry room. I liked it so much that I wanted to do the same in the hall bathroom.
When we spotted this all inclusive sliding door kit at Costco, we decided it would be perfect for the bathroom.
Rather than taking a couple of days to build a door and install it, this kit took maybe a couple of hours! That's a win!
Follow along as we share how it all came together.
It's always a good idea to lay out all the hardware before starting just to be sure nothing was missing. It's important to note that the screws for the white header board are black. If you don't want the screws to be obvious, you'll need to pick up some white screws before attaching the header board.
Fun! We got to use our Ryobi battery powered ratcheting wrench to tighten the bolts. We were using a hand tool, but this made it go really fast! Oh, that's Jason behind Steph, her friend of many years from back when they worked at Apple together. He was visiting but kindly agreed to help us with this project when we asked.
This is a step that must not be overlooked. This floor guide keeps the door from swinging out of place. It is to be screwed into place, but we used J-B Weld 50101 MinuteWeld Instant-Setting Epoxy to put it into place. We did the same with the previous barn door and it has held all these years. Be sure to mix the epoxy according to instructions. This stuff is smelly so use appropriate PPE.
We followed the instructions included with the OVE barn door kit very closely for the installation. There is a link to a video, but unfortunately it was not helpful and just created confusion. So we don't recommend watching the video.
In the above picture, you can see those black header screws. They are okay, but personally, I would have preferred them to totally blend into the white header board.
With the addition of this door, the bathroom feels so much more spacious. It makes you wonder what house designers are thinking when they put in a door that opens inward and you literally can't shut the door until you're fully in the space. This would have been a perfect space for a pocket door.
It's weird that one wasn't put in when this house was originally built as there were already three double pockets doors in other spaces so it's not like the builder's didn't know how to put them in! Oh well, we fixed that design issue now!
Where could your house use a sliding door?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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