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In the attic, every inch counts. But the sub-slope of the roof can become an obstacle and prevent the installation of a swinging door or a sliding sliding door. Only one solution then: build a custom sliding door, wall or recessed. In any case, it brings fluidity to the layout while saving space.

Create a sliding door: door


1. Sliding door
2. Low rail
3. High rail
4. Stopper
5. Counter partition

Create a sliding door: sliding

Measure the slope of the roof and the size of the opening.
Cut a wood panel (MDF preferably) to the dimensions and prepare the fixing points.

Create a sliding door: create

Screw the guide piece (at the top of the door) and at least two sliding rollers (at the bottom of the door) into the reservations made with a flat-bottomed bit.

Create a sliding door: door

On two lengths of cleat, machine a longitudinal groove in the router, then insert two rigid PVC rails cut to size.

Create a sliding door: sliding

With MS polymer glue, glue the first rail to the ground. It crosses the threshold over the entire width of the opening and continues to the stop of the door.

Create a sliding door: door

Glue the second rail to a panel that is attached to the wall at the door.
He will receive the guide piece placed at the top of the door.

Create a sliding door: sliding

Engage the door between its two rails.
The casters (at the bottom) and the guide (at the top) must fit perfectly into the rails.

Create a sliding door: create

In the open position, the door abuts on a wooden batten attached to the partition.
It only remains to screw the bulkhead to hide the whole.


Video Instruction: How to Make a Sliding Barn Door