For the organization of personal space in the apartment and house should install interior doors. So, each family member will feel more assured. In most cases, hinged doors are installed that open wide. However, technology is moving forward. The focus is on saving space. Given this and other nuances, coupe doors were developed. In this article, you can learn the subtleties of how to make a compartment door with your own hands.
If you like this door option, then you should consider the pros and cons. There are several types of them. For example, you can install one or two canvases that will move along a wall or in a false wall. In this case, it will be possible to isolate individual rooms. Sometimes doors can consist of several movable canvases and fixed side flaps. Most often these doors are installed for the purpose of zoning the room.
Glass doors of the compartment
Regardless of the type of door chosen, the principle of their installation is the same. The only difference will be in the guide profile on which the door will move. As for the doors, they can be made of different materials, for example:
Based on the selected door material, their weight will be different. So the sliding mechanism system will be selected individually under the weight of the whole structure. For example, if the door has a weight of about 30 kg, then it will be enough to install 2 carriages. If the weight of the door increases, then accordingly it is necessary to add the number of carriages.
The main advantage of the compartment doors can be called their ergonomics. However, this is not the only feature of such doors. Here you can highlight the following points:
But to be objective, these doors also have their negative sides:
Compartment doors are divided into 2 basic types:
Based on the name, it’s easy to understand the difference. In suspended doors, the entire load falls on the guide, which is fixed at the top. In the rail system of opening / closing is the opposite, the load falls on the bottom. If the mechanism was purchased from a reliable manufacturer, then both systems are reliable.
However, when choosing it is important to consider some features. For example, there are rollers that are able to hold the weight of the door to 100 kg. Accordingly, to add to this the weight of the door and get a design that will be extremely difficult to move. For this reason, it is worth taking seriously the choice of each element of the door.
In fact, it is not difficult to make your own interior doors. Moreover, not much material is required. In detail, we consider the necessary structural elements, and then we will be able to figure out how to assemble and install it yourself.
Sliding door handles
The mechanism of the compartment doors
In essence, this is the whole set of material that is needed for manufacturing sliding doors. As for the tool, here the set consists of the following:
With all of this, you can proceed to the assembly.
The most important rule that applies to all types of compartment doors is a perfectly flat surface. Only in this case, the door will work flawlessly and for a long time. Therefore, before you install the door, make sure that the screed is flat and of good quality. If necessary, fill it strictly on the level. If this is not done, then the doors can arbitrarily open or close. The maximum difference is allowed, which is equal to 5 mm. If it is larger, it will be impossible to adjust the rollers.
Before installing the compartment door, carry out a series of works related to wall decoration. If all this is left for later, the doors can be accidentally ruined. Even closing them with cellophane will not save, because it can break through or you can accidentally catch it with a sharp object, such as a spatula.
You should also decide how the doors will open / close either along the wall, or if you need to make a false-wall.
The system of rollers and guides
So, now we proceed directly to the manufacturing process. It is divided into several consecutive steps:
Installing the clips
During work, be sure to note the difference in mounting. If the door will hide in a false-wall, then first of all the guides are mounted, and only then the partition. At the same time, the guides should be covered so that during the installation the walls do not damage it or do not fall asleep much. If the doors will open along the partition, the guides are simply screwed to the floor and ceiling after all the finishing work.
The upper guide
As regards the installation of doors, this is the simplest and the final stage. Carefully drive the rollers on the rails and check the operation of the door.Pay attention to whether a gap is formed between the two closed canvases. If so, then you need to adjust the rollers.
So, apparently, it is quite possible to make such doors by yourself. We learned that the installation does not include complex technological processes. And with basic carpentry tools, you will be able to complete the work in a short amount of time. If you already have experience in their manufacture, be sure to write comments at the end of this article. We and our readers will be interested to know what difficulties you encountered in the process of work.
In the video you provided, you can clearly see the process for the manufacture and installation of compartment doors:
In the photo you can see the various options for manufacturing compartment doors:
Coupe doors in the kitchen
The doors of the compartment in the wooden house
The doors of the compartment in the hall
Example of doors
Compartment door for zoning
The double door of the compartment made of glass
Beautiful sliding interior doors
Metal doors compartment
Interroom door of the compartment
The diagrams show important compartment door nodes:
The door scheme of the compartment
Door scheme of the case
Sliding Fastener Diagram doors
Door opening scheme
Opening for the installation of the door of the compartment
Sliding scheme doors