A set of sliding double doors. These are flats painted to look like panel doors. This same method can be used to build elevator doors.

The sliding doors hang from a track that is mounted on a plywood header, aka a truss.

The rear view of the “truss.” 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 by 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.

In this photo, you can see the garden background placed upstage of the bay window. The trees add to the illusion of a garden. Also visible in the photo is a red-handled spring clamp and black tie line which are used to stretch the backdrop. On the right side of the photo, you can see the shop. As none of the backstage area can be seen, we could leave the door open. 

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