Barn style closet door floor guide/track

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Old 06-21-16, 06:59 PM
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Barn style closet door floor guide/track

I have four closets with wide, heavy barn style doors that don't have anything on the floor to guide them. Every use of the door involves some heavy swinging. I would like to install something that makes the door easier to slide and prevents it from swinging. The room has plush carpet. I am unconvinced that the floor guide from Home Depot that is 7/8" tall will help because it seems too flimsy
Do you guys have other suggestions ? Would love to hear from you. Pics coming soon
 
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You could take the wheels off a couple of casters and mont them with screws on a board that slips under the door.

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Google "sliding door floor guide" to get lots of hits.
 
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Thank you . Will post pictures when I find one that works
 
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Not sure what guide you saw at Home Depot but (IMO) what you want is the kind that slips INSIDE a slot cut in the bottom of the door--totally unseen. Look closely at the barn door kits they sell and you'll notice the slot in the bottom rail.
I don't think HD sells the guide separately in the store (yet) but it should be available online.

The only tools I would trust to cut the slot in a door that wasn't built with one is a slot cutter in a router or adjust a biscuit joiner to the center of the bottom rail and slide it across.
 
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