Sliding closet door hardware is a subtle detail that can be as effective as the type of sliding closet doors you choose. There are many types of decorative pocket door hardware, and sliding door hardware including knobs, locks, hinges, latches, pulls and handles.
There are variety of finishes that include exotic gauge zinc dichromate plated, heavy-duty solid brass pocket, entry sets and privacy latches.
Installing sliding closet doors are relatively easy. If you want to change out the hardware because of damage or the desire for a new look, whether the change is to the pocket door hardware, bypass doors hardware, or bi-fold door hardware, it is not that difficult. The many do-it-yourself guides are written very clearly as you’ll note below where we’ll briefly discuss how easy it is to install sliding closet door hardware.
Closet Door Hardware (Replacement)
Closet door hardware is a huge category containing many parts and pieces to accommodate your particular needs. There are 2-3-4-wheel trolleys, numerous brackets, caps and grommets, not to mention sleeves, knobs pulls and guides.
The best approach if you’re having trouble with your doors, is to visually inspect each part. This will enable you to determine what is causing the problem. You should then remove the part and take it with you to your diy center or hardware store to purchase a replacement. Most manufactures offer kits with adjustable pieces that are readily installed with just a screwdriver, hammer and in some cases a drill.
Closet Door Hardware (Installation Instructions)
Closet door guides are the key to having a properly functioning sliding closet door. These are the tracks that guide the doors into or adjacent to the walls. Although it only takes a few minutes, with the correct tools, some measurements and a sliding closet door kit. After installing a few screws, you’ll be able to easily hang and adjust your doors. The basic tools needed is a screwdriver set, hacksaw and some wood stain.
1. Measure the old doors and take them with you when you go out to purchase the new ones. Select your closet door hardware at the same time.
2. The key is to make sure the new doors match the dimensions of the old doors you’re replacing. Depending on your decorating scheme, you can choose between finished and unfinished.
3. You’ll want to stain your unfinished doors before hanging them as it is much easier than trying to do it after hanging.
4. Removing your old doors depends on how they are attached. Most require just lifting them out of the track. Other models require you release the locking mechanism by depressing a small lever. Still some may require you to lift them out over a cutout before removing.
5. It is best to replace the old track with the one that came with your installation kit. There may be a door guide for models mounted on the floor, but these only need to be replaced if they are damaged.
6. Although you took accurate measurements there maybe a slight difference in the length of the new track, which you can easily adjust with your hacksaw.
7. To ensure smooth door operation, use the screws provided in the kit to mount the bracket in the same location as the old one. Make sure the screws are properly seated and flush so they don’t interfere with the door’s movement over them. Take care not to warp the track out of shape by over tightening the screws.
8. If the rollers are not already mounted on the doors, carefully place the rollers on the inside upper edge of the doors. Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions and this should not be difficult. Put the new doors onto the track. If you encounter any resistance, check the rollers, tracks and other hardware to ensure everything is fitted properly.
9. Congratulations. Enjoy your new sliding closet doors and the extra dimension of style they bring to the room.
Sliding By-Pass Door Hardware (Dichromate Plated Steel)
Gauge zinc dichromate plated steel hardware sets are high end residential commercial sliding door hardware designed for long-life and trouble free usage. The parts are preconfigured to maintain integrity of fit and function once installed. The most popular applications for this hardware set are for bifold door knobs, door locks (child resistant), bypass door hardware, and in applications where weight requirements are higher than average. The complimentary heavy-duty solid brass pocket sliding door pulls are more suited for commercial applications.
Installing sliding closet doors is very easy. There are lots of ideas for improving your existing doors or purchasing new doors. With the use of varnishes and paints it is very easy to transform them to match new or existing room colors. Adding new hardware is a quick and easy solution to help them stand out as a focal point in the room. You might also consider adding a different texture using prefabricated molding materials. Stenciling works very well as does adding mirror elements. Whatever your sliding doors needs the market probably has the materials you need to accent your sliding closet doors easily and inexpensively.