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Design ideas for under ladder storage door

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Design ideas for under ladder storage door

Hi Guys,

I am looking for ideas on what door I can install under my ladder in the basement.

Please see pictures of where I want to install it.

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Dimension of area where I need to install this door

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I am looking for ideas on which door I can install there. I would prefer to install two pieces door to save space when opening these doors. Also I want to keep full access in order for big things to go through that doors.

My second question, where I can buy the door that you hopefully will be able to suggest?

By the way, I will install wood on the right side if it required in order to install these doors. I live in Toronto Canada.

Thank you very much in advance!

All the Best,

ildasm
Last edited by Ildasm on Sep 11th, 2018 12:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Please don't be a douche bag, OP.
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I don't know that you can install storage under ladder !!!
If you want and can, it would be a very skinny one I would suspect - unless that ladder is super wide and super tall.
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Shot! I made a mistake and made a post in wrong area

How can I move it?
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Ildasm wrote: Shot! I made a mistake and made a post in wrong area

How can I move it?
Dont fret, I moved it for you OP.
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Option 1: Best and most expensive - $100ish
Buy a solid slab door from a home store half the width of whatever your finished side would be and cut in half.

Option 2: Buy closet door set - $40-60
buy a closet door set that fold up in the middle and trim those doors down to size. You will need to take them apart to hinge them on either side.

Option 3: Make some doors
Grab some MDF at 5/8 and some at 1/4 and make a raised panel door set. Will probably cost as much as option 2 though.

In all cases you will need to put up jambs to make it look at all finished.
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Jerico wrote:
Option 3: Make some doors
Grab some MDF at 5/8 and some at 1/4 and make a raised panel door set. Will probably cost as much as option 2 though.
Hi question, i have to do something similar and I like this idea of using mdf to make doors. What is the best way to paint the mdf so that it's durable?
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DragOnT wrote: I don't know that you can install storage under ladder !!!
If you want and can, it would be a very skinny one I would suspect - unless that ladder is super wide and super tall.
May be OP means stairs?! :)
Or it's storage for a fold and hide-away ladder.
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How high is the opening? Will tall cabinet doors work?
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Just buy door trim, and a piece of wood or mdf for the door, cut to size. Then buy the hardware, hinges, knobs , etc.
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rfd4life4ever wrote: Hi question, i have to do something similar and I like this idea of using mdf to make doors. What is the best way to paint the mdf so that it's durable?
Primer x2 first. It’s best to fill the edges with some wood filler so it doesn’t suck up all the paint.

I used 2 coats of polyurethane on an art table for the kids years ago and it’s still going strong.
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Jerico wrote: Primer x2 first. It’s best to fill the edges with some wood filler so it doesn’t suck up all the paint.

I used 2 coats of polyurethane on an art table for the kids years ago and it’s still going strong.
Thanks. Do you roll it on? I dont have a sprayer.
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rfd4life4ever wrote: Thanks. Do you roll it on? I dont have a sprayer.
Roll, brush, whatever you have. Sprayers are great, I got a Wagner dirt cheap at the restore once, but man do you use a lot of paint (even with no overspray). For MDF I would suggest a foam trim roller for smaller items like doors.

I had a Princess Auto compressor attached sprayer but it sprayed everything with a fine mist... work piece, motorcycle, everything (was easy to wipe off, but was like a fine dusting of snow)

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