DIY Sliding Wardrobe Door Build & Installation
(using Bunnings Cowdroy Door Track)
Looking to give your wardrobe a refresh, but not sure where to start?
Let me take you through the installation process of our 2nd bedroom/study wardrobe (or closet for my North American friends).
Video - Timestamps
01:45 Door Frames Construction
05:06 Door MDF Skins
08:56 Painting & Moving the New Doors
10:49 Removing the Old Hinged Doors
13:20 Installing the Top Rail & Hanging the Doors
16:15 Lower Guide & Hardware Installation
17:46 Pelmet, Trim & Completion
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It had HUGE hinged doors which, while nice, took up half the room to open and needed renovation. So I decided to replace them with a DIY sliding door system from Bunnings.
I made the hollow core MDF doors from scratch with Kreg pocket hole joinery, bought a Cowdroy track rail from Bunnings for them to run on, and installed a custom pelmet trim piece to cap it off.
This was a big project that took a few weeks on and off to complete but saved us heaps compared to a professional installation.
Watch the instructional video above (or click through here to watch on my YouTube channel) to learn more about how I accomplished this mini project:
Give it a go
If you’d like to give this project a go for yourself, listed below are all of the products that I used:
This is the track system I used (Note: Australian Big Box Store)
Bunnings Cowdroy 2400mm Quick-Fix Door Track Set - https://www.bunnings.com.au/cowdroy-2400mm-quick-fix-door-track-set_p3981776
In the USA I've been able to find this similar Primeline Bypass Closet Track Kit - https://amzn.to/3H2QXrz (Please Note: I've not tested this kit but it looks OK)
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