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anuvanoob 10-14-2013 11:53 AM

build my own custom interior door
 
The door opening in the basement office is not standard at 75 1/4" high and 34 1/4" wide. I'd like to build a door for it with a frosted plastic window (covering most of the area) and hang it on sliding door hardware. How can I simply build this door?

TarheelTerp 10-14-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by anuvanoob (Post 1253322)
I'd like to build a (75 1/4" high and 34 1/4" wide) door
with a frosted plastic window
and hang it on sliding door hardware.

How thick does it need to be?
How heavy can it be?

Rather than reinventing the wheel (or door)...
http://www.stanleyhardware.com/sub-c...ame-components
More Stuff Like That

anuvanoob 10-14-2013 05:37 PM

About an inch thick. Should be pretty light as I'm using hardware that's meant for a aluminum sliding door

ben's plumbing 10-14-2013 05:39 PM

they make remodel doors to fit that opening......measure.. order.. install is a snap...ben sr see tarheels post for the link

oh'mike 10-14-2013 07:05 PM

If you have a table saw, I can walk you through building a door. It might cost more than a store bought.--Mike---

anuvanoob 10-14-2013 11:44 PM

I only have a miter saw, skilsaw, reciprocating saw and multi tool. If possible I'd like to build this on the super cheap. If I could take the two 1/2" x 8' x 4' plywood boards, fasten them together, cut them to size and border them with firring strips and hang it on the track, I would simply do that, but I want the plastic window insert and I don't know have a clue how to do that.

PoleCat 10-15-2013 05:32 AM

You may be able to find what you need on the shelf. Use select 1X4 boards instead of furring strips. They may be straight when you pick them out but they won't stay that way. Once you have your frame built you can use stop & window molding to set your panel.

jaydevries 10-27-2013 07:15 PM

buy a 34 inch wide hollow core door (under $25 in my area) cut to height re infill bottom with solid wood. cut opening for window infill with solid wood use outside corner moulding to frame in the cut out to hide imperfections that are in your hole cut out. put window in with half round or glass stop (glazing bead) on both sides to hold in place.
in my area material cost for door and trim under $50
https://www.google.com/search?q=3%2F...lding&tbm=shop


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