Replacement for sliding closet doors?


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Old 08-21-23, 10:21 AM
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Replacement for sliding closet doors?

I have old nasty sliding closet doors from the 1970s. They are 96" by 42", weigh about 30 pounds apiece, fall out of the top track and break the plastic guide on the floor due to their weight (see picture of bottom of door and broken guide).

What is out there that I can replace these ugly monsters with?

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Old 08-21-23, 11:07 AM
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Almost any type of door can be considered an option. What are you looking for? Do you want another sliding door option? do you want to replace with hinged doors?
 
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I'd probably go with another sliding door.
 
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I'd start going to the big box stores and looking at the options.
 
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The doors are probably fine. Get some new hardware. Like Johnson 138F.
 
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All of our doors are solid wood, mostly 6 panel. When we had our wood (actually crap luan) sliding closet doors replaced the contractor wanted to put in faux 6 panel masonite sliders. I wanted wood. He convinced me to give the masonite doors a try. I am glad that he did. They are light weight, problem free and inexpensive.
 
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CWBuff can you send me a link somewhere of what you are talking about? I would appreciate it. Thanks!
 
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6 panel doors are a stock item at most home centers and lumber yards. It's nothing special or anything you need to order online. Just do a search and many options will appear or you can see them in the store. You'll need to know what size you need. Plus, you may still want to replace the hardware like XSleeper mentioned which can help keep them on track. New door panels using your old hardware probably won't be much of an improvement except for being lighter in weight.
 
 

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