One of the great advantages of sliding wardrobe doors, aside from how great they look, is how easy they are to fit. Installing your new doors can be accomplished in just a few simple steps and with just a few basic tools. This blog post will look at some of the tools you might need.
This is one of the most basic tools and one that you’ve almost definitely already got in your home. You will need a measuring tape to make sure you have ordered the correct size doors for the opening and to correctly space the tracks that the doors will run along.
A hacksaw is a handy tool for any DIYer’s arsenal and may be of use when fitting your new sliding doors. If any adjustments need to be made to the length of the tracks this can easily be taken care of with a hacksaw. It’s not a bad idea to have a few spare blades to hand either.
A bradawl can be very useful and is often under-utilised. Once you have positioned your track on the ceiling you will need to mark where the screw holes need to be drilled. Use a bradawl to mark the hole positions rather than damaging a perfectly good screwdriver. It is a much better way of doing it than making a pen mark as it’s far more accurate and can save a lot of hassle in the long run.
You never know when you might need a power drill so it’s definitely worth keeping one in your home. It will simply make creating screw holes with which to attach your tracks a breeze.
An electric screwdriver or a drill with a screwdriver attachment can be the quickest and easiest way to do some things but power and speed isn’t always a good thing. It’s worth having a set of good quality manual screwdrivers at the ready to reduce the risk of damaging your beautiful new sliding wardrobe doors.
A combination square is the go to tool for measuring 45 and 90 degree angles and so will be perfect for checking those new doors are mounted on the tracks correctly. It is essential for them to be at the right angle so they can slide open and closed smoothly.