How To: Build Your Own Inexpensive Closet Doors!

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About: There is nothing I love more then making something new and usable again that someone else would have thrown out or torn down! And there's no reason to buy new when you can build it yourself!

I started with cutting my 2x2s to size and then laying them out flat and screwing them together before adding my hinges. I decided to hang the doors immediately after assembly and before paint. No, I would not of done this normally but it is VERY winter here so I had to paint them inside regardless so, it was just easier to hang them and then paint them hanging. I just taped off the hinges.

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Step 1: Completion

With the two coats of white paint dry I grabbed my stapler and started to hang the fabric. (I purchased two curtain sheers from amazon for only $6!) Now you can use absolutely any fabric you want here, you could even just tack plywood to the back of your frame too and paint it all any color you would like, or chicken wire for a country look, or screen for a screen door look! The options here are just limitless and I love that if I get sick of these sheers I can just rip them off and replace them with something new! I chose to use curtains/fabric because it keeps the doors incredibly light and easy to handle. I'm very happy with how they turned out!

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    Thejesterqueen

    3 years ago

    Thank you! I have been without closet doors since I took off the metal bi fold doors that were on them. They were heavy and dangerous for my grandkids. I have been thinking along these lines, but just couldn't bring it together. lol. It will be nice to have some doors on the closets now.

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    Chancesifuy

    3 years ago

    I Like your doors..presently have bifold..doors are to small for the opening as frame was cut to large. Have had problems daily--won't run on track, track falls out and on and on...this is a perfect solution. Thanks for posting

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    GrandmasHouseDIYChancesifuy

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you! We are happy with them so far but I did end up adding L-brackets on the insides of the frame to help them keep their shape, its definitely a learning process as we go here. Someone mentioned a little wheel at the bottom of each door to help them be a little bit more stable or using piano hinges instead. I'm not real fond of the wheel idea (hardwood floors...) so I'm thinking I may end up using piano hinges eventually.

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    azeryth

    3 years ago

    Great idea, on a hard surface like your I would have put those little spindle wheels at each end of the door for stability(Piano hindges would work as well). Otherwise they look great.

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    GrandmasHouseDIYazeryth

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you! And you're so right, I ended up adding L-brackets on the inside to help support the 2x2s so they don't "fall" but I think I may end up just using piano hinges.