||04-28-2010 02:28 PM
Plans or technique for a simple sliding door?
I recently built a partition wall to segment a small section of our unfinished basement and now need to go about installing a sliding door to finish it off (wall mounted sliding track hardware is already in place). The problem: I don't have a door and it looks like we'll need to build one, approx 48"w x 66"h. Most of the plans I've dug up are for simple rail and stile doors, but I don't own a table saw or router table to make the necessary cuts for the grooves and don't intend on getting one just for this project.
Any advice on building a cheap, sturdy panel door using other joining techniques? The only real requirement is that the top edge of the frame be thick enough to securely attach the mounting hardware (1.5" screws mounted vertically through the top). Other options I've seen are for barn doors which would be overkill here and too heavy for what we want. The only function of this door is to keep pets on one side of the partition wall. It doesn't have to be pretty, it could be a screen door for all we care! Thanks