Can I DIY a Sliding Door?

Can I DIY a Sliding Door?

Aaron Able
Jul 31, 2009

Q: My bathroom is very narrow. I want to replace the existing hinged door and instead install one of the new blue glass PAX wardrobe doors. The glass door will be about 6" taller then the door opening (I'll have to remove the molding etc.. first) and should slide easily along the wall to cover the door opening. Does anyone have any experience using an IKEA sliding door this way? Is this going to make me crazy as I try to implement it or is it really do-able?

EDITOR: Hmmm. While doable, I think it sounds very difficult, and the cheap IKEA PAX door is probably not going to stand up to rigorous use! Before you proceed, I would recommend a trip to The Sliding Door Company — you can check out many different models of what you are attempting to accomplish, and maybe be further inspired (or discouraged!)

Who else has suggestions?

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