SLIDING WARDROBE DOOR FRAMES – FRAME DESIGN IDEAS TO COMPLETE THE LOOK OF YOUR WARDROBE DOORS

A sliding wardrobe door frame can enhance the look and beautifully finish your sliding door design. There are a number of ways to create a frame around your sliding wardrobe doors. Note: A frame is required if the aperture housing your sliding wardrobe is not true and square.

Sliding wardrobe doors within a frame

Sliding wardrobe doors within a frame

Create a stylish transition between your internal décor and sliding wardrobe doors with a frame formed from strike plates and liners. Attach your top and bottom door tracks to the liners (please refer to our sliding wardrobe door installation guide).

Strike plates and liners are available in a choice of finishes which will enhance the look of your wardrobe doors perfectly.

Create a chunky frame border around your sliding wardrobe doors

Chunky frame border around your sliding wardrobe doors

Make a superb feature by framing your sliding wardrobe doors with a chunky frame border finish.

First create a timber framework for your sliding wardrobe doors (see our installation guide). After installing all of your doors, use additional strike plates to create a chunky front border frame, similar to a picture frame. Strike plates to use as a sliding door frame are available in a variety of finishes.

Mitre the strike plates at the top corners and fix to the framework with a grab adhesive.

This frame border method works well either with a matching wood effect or colour, or with a contrasting effect to your doors. The installation shown here uses a contrasting timber effect frame border with white glass doors set in silver steel.

Raise the wardrobe doors on a plinth to match your skirting board (with or without a chunky frame)

Wardrobe doors on a plinth

Use a Plinth to add a feature focus to your doors by raising them up above floor level. The plinth can be used in isolation or as the base of your sliding wardrobe door frame.

It's also a great way to accomplish the complete and perfect look of an unbroken run of skirting boards all around the room. To do this create a framework and platform from timber battening for the skirting board to attach to and for the bottom sliding door track to sit on. We can supply liners in a choice of finishes for the purpose. Note: The depth of a platform constructed from liners should be no less than 100mm to ensure sufficient support for the wardrobe door track.

You can also face the front of the plinth with a liner. In this case the front face and platform liners require fixing together with either timber battens and grab adhesive or corner blocks.

Frame sliding doors within the wall

Sliding wardrobe doors within a frame

Framed by the wall itself, the wardrobe dissolves into the wall creating a very sleek look. To achieve this design create an infill panel above the doors (and to the side if the doors do not run from wall to wall).

There are two ways to create an infill panel. The first is to create a stud wall framework above your wardrobe doors up to the ceiling. Face this with plasterboard followed by a plaster skim to blend in perfectly with your existing walls.

A more cost effective method is to create an infill panel using either strike plates (100mm height x 2620mm width) or an end panel (610mm height x 2620mm width). These can be cut to size. Please refer to our installation guide for more information on how to do this. This second method is only suitable for making up gaps of no more than 610mm between the top of your sliding wardrobe doors and the ceiling.

Note: the maximum height of our standard doors is 2490mm. For doors taller than 2490mm - please use our bespoke sliding wardrobe doors service.

Frame your sliding doors with a pelmet

Frame your sliding doors with a pelmet

Create a visually clean top edge to your wardrobe with a pelmet to cover the top sliding wardrobe door track. To add a pelmet we suggest that you install the top track and doors as per our fitting instructions, then add the framing or battening that you are going to attach the pelmet to.

Each installation will be slightly different, however, we would suggest the use of discreet stripwood battens, pre-drilled and screwed to the outer frame will provide the best method in most cases. Once the support fixtures are in place use your choice of material to create the pelmet. Suitable choices include plywood, MDF, edged and laminated chipboard. To ensure a quality finish and to match the pelmet to your door panels, order extra matching strike plates. These are available 100mm deep and may be cut to your required pelmet size.

Sliding wardrobe doors without a frame

For a minimalist design, providing the opening aperture is true and square, do not add a frame. We recommend that you only use this installation method if your walls are plumb and straight and if the floor is a level hard surface such as wood-flooring, laminate or tiles. If you intend to install directly over carpet or plan to carpet afterwards then we would recommend that you use a floor liner.

Buy quality materials for your sliding wardrobe door frame:

Strike plates
Liners
End panels

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