Doors & Windows

A set of sliding double doors. These are flats painted to look like panel doors.

The sliding doors hang from a track that is mounted on a plywood “truss.”

The rear view of the “trust.” The truss is held up via 4×4 lumber secured to the floor and braced.

This rear view of the doors show the flats hanging from wheeled trucks running on a T-track.

Notice how wall flats are attached to the truss creating a frame around the doors. Since the doors are not supported be the wall flats, the walls won’t shake while the doors are opened and closed.

A close look reveals that the doors can’t pass by the 4×4 legs. Thus they can not fall off the end.

Here you can see a small c-clamp placed on the track so that neither door would close past the center of the door way

This piece of flat metal runs inside the homemade track on the floor. This keeps the doors from swinging back and forth. It also aligns both doors so that they close evenly.

We needed a second door inserted into this wall for another play. In using standard 4’x8′ flat construction, we were able to insert a door unit into the wall.This bay window is not part of our stock. It was custom built atop a 2’x8′ platform.

This shows the garden background placed upstage of the bay window. The trees helped the illusion of a garden. You can see a red handled spring clamp and black tie line; this is stretching the backdrop. To the right of the photo is the shop. We could leave the door open as non of the back stage area could be seen.