Tiny House: Sliding Door

Tiny House: Sliding Door

September 2, 2017 Categories Tiny House

It feels like it took forever to be able to build and install my sliding door for my bathroom, but it’s finally mounted up on the wall and I love it. I honestly didn’t think I would like it as much as I do.

I haven’t been able to build or install it until recently because I didn’t have the trim around the door opening to get the measurements that the door would be built to. I didn’t have the trim up because I didn’t have the paneling on the wall. I didn’t have the paneling on the wall because I didn’t have the counter done and needed the paneling to not be there in order for the countertop to drop into place. So yeah, it’s been a long wait.

Last weekend I was able to get the paneling up and install the trim work. Everything is finally starting to look like it’s supposed to.

I also started building the sliding door last weekend. I used the door as an excuse to buy another fun toy that I’ve talked myself out of time after time before – a 12.5in DeWalt Planer. This time I couldn’t talk myself out of it because I had some 3/4in thick boards that I needed to be 1/2in. There was simply no easy way for me to do that without a good planer. Now if only I had a jointer…

I didn’t take pictures while building the door, but it’s made of the same wood I used on my siding and ceiling – the “Bannack Brown” Montana Ghost Wood. I planed six boards to be 1/2in thick, glued them to a 1/2in sheet of plywood, and glued some white paneling to the “inside” of the door. It ends up being 1-1/4in thick, which is exactly what I needed for the sliding barn door track I bought months and months ago. I also trimmed around the edges of the door with some thin strips of wood painted black for contrast and added a door pull.

Enough jibber jabber, here’s a few pics of the door.

Completely unrelated, I also nailed up a sign I bought almost a year ago on Etsy. Adding little things like this makes me feel a lot closer to being done.

 

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