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I, of course, made two of these doors, but here's how I made each one of them.
3 pieces of 3 1/2 inch molding, 8 feet
1 piece of 5 1/2 inch molding, 6 feet
For the main part of the door, I used plywood siding. This was the majority of the cost here. I found this siding for about $32 a piece at Home Depot. My doorway measured 60 inches wide and 86 inches high. So, I made my doors 68 inches wide and 88 inches high. Larger than the opening dimensions so there would be no gaps when the doors closed. So, each panel was cut to 34 inches wide and 88 inches high. You can have these cut at the lumber store to save time and your sanity :)
After sanding, I then added the last coats of paint. It took about 4 coats of paint to get the door completely white, two at the beginning and then two more at the end.
I bought this track from Amazon (click here). It was the cheapest one I could find at the time. It's 12 feet long, perfect for the opening I had. They do make smaller ones too if your doorway isn't as large. Here are a few that you can pick from.
I loved the style of this one. I would explain how to put this up, but if you purchase this, it gives you some instructions. The only thing I did differently than the instructions was I used a different drywall anchor and bolt than the ones they supplied. I only had to use two of these out of the 8 holes we used for mounting, so it wasn't too bad. I also had to cut down one of the sides by about 4 inches to fit, but that didn't change anything about the rest of it. These slide great and look amazing!
Plywood Siding: $32
3 pieces of 3 1/2 inch molding, 8 feet each: $19
1 piece of 5 1/2 inch molding, 6 feet: $7
Handles: $6.50 ($13 for the pair) you can also find some cute single ones from Hobby Lobby
Paint, Glue, Nails: On hand, no cost.
Both doors total: $129
Grand total: $255
A little expensive, but a lot less money than finishing a room in our basement to use as a guest room! Plus, if you are doing only one door, the grand total would be significantly less especially since the hardware would be cheaper too!
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