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Installing a Sliding Closet Door (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to build a frame and install new sliding doors.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Mount Brackets and Rollers for Sliding Door

Here's How You Do It:

Install the Door Brackets and Rollers

Using the hardware provided by the manufacturer, attach the top track to the door frame according to their instructions (Image 1).

Mount the brackets and rollers on the upper end of the door, make sure the hardware will not interfere with the movement of the rollers (Image 2).

Set the door rollers inside the top track and hang the door in place. Repeat for the second door (Iamge 3).

Check to make sure the doors are plumb and level. Make any needed adjustments with the roller and bracket hardware (Image 4).

Install the Floor Guides and Door Hardware

Attach the floor brackets according to the manufacturer's directions (Iamge 1). Check to make sure the doors can easily move through the opening.

Install the door hardware (Image 2). Sliding doors typically have hardware inset inside the door to allow for easy movement.

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