Framing sliding mirror closet doors

Old 12-29-19, 05:06 PM
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Framing sliding mirror closet doors

Hello all. I am remodeling and adding closet with sliding mirror closet doors.

Through info in this web site and youtube I think I understand the process.

the main question I have is how to install the floor track if I am going to carpet the room. One carpet youtube indicated that similar to the base molding trim the floor track ideally should be raised 3/8 inch to allow for a nice tuck of the carpet.

Given this info here is my plan.

Rough opening should be the size of the doors i.e 60 x 80
the top track will be reassessed 3/4 to allow a 1 by 3 to hide the top track.

the rough finished opening would include a 3/8 board on the floor that the bottom tack will attach too. The bottom board will be reassessed according to any set back specified by the door instructions.

When time for carpet the tack strips nails will be bent over after the carpet is installed to keep from stepping on the strips next to the front of the door.

Does this sound reasonable? anything I need to change?

thanks for any replies.
Old 12-30-19, 04:59 AM
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A lot depends on the carpet and pad thickness.

Just like bi-fold doors, with heavy carpet and pad the bottom brackets are set on a small piece of plywood (less prone to splitting) to raise them up to clear!

Just double check all your measurements!
Old 12-31-19, 05:29 AM
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Depending on the carpet and padding thickness, I've installed the tracks directly on top of the rug.

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