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Need help with sliding door project!!!

by exacto
posted 12-12-2016 01:56 PM


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Bill White

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 04:11 PM

Looks to me that you have some “wet” wood. Where didja get the pine?
Bill

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 06:57 PM



Looks to me that you have some “wet” wood. Where didja get the pine?
Bill

- Bill White

Home depot…

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 11:33 PM

I have made several sliding doors for the house similar to what you are trying. The wood is wet and the substrate is too thin.

Thin OSB (or even plywood) is not a good substrate for a door like this. You are going either need to use a much thicker and better quality plywood (2 3/4 Baltic birch ply sheets come to mind) or a structure similar to a torsion box. Have you considered getting a regular, plan hollow core door and then gluing your boards to it? If you search the web, you can find a ton of videos on how to modify or build your own hollow core door.

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 11:52 PM


I have made several sliding doors for the house similar to what you are trying. The wood is wet and the substrate is too thin.

Thin OSB (or even plywood) is not a good substrate for a door like this. You are going either need to use a much thicker and better quality plywood (2 3/4 Baltic birch ply sheets come to mind) or a structure similar to a torsion box. Have you considered getting a regular, plan hollow core door and then gluing your boards to it? If you search the web, you can find a ton of videos on how to modify or build your own hollow core door.

- tmasondarnell

Wow, 2×3/4 birch ply? that seems very heavy! I almost went with a 3/4 birch ply, but felt it was over kill. I do like the idea of a torsion box, never heard of it before. But it looks lighter and very stable.

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