(4) Jumbo Heavy Duty Hangers w/ Padding (50lb rating each)
(6) 3/8" x 3 1/2" Lag Bolts
(6) Washers for 3/4" bolts
(8) 1/4" x 2" Lag Bolts
(8) Washers for 1/4" bolts
2"x8"x 5' (2x10 or 2x12 would work if you have 5' laying around)
Drill Bits for wood sized: 5/16" and 7/32"
Total Cost ~ $35
Build Time ~ 1.5 hrs
Step1- Decide where to mount the board, somewhere that allows your doors to hang without hitting anything. Plan on taking up 5'x5' of wall space. I placed the top of the board 6 1/2' from the floor- to allow the hooks to be at about the same level of the top of the doors when I have them in my arms.
Step 2- Locate 4 studs (16" on Center)- I always use an outlet to find a stud, there will be a stud on (1) side of an outlet.
Step 3- Pre-Drill 2 holes on both ends of board to get it mounted to the wall. Use a drill bit 5/16"- that allows the lag bolt to still "grab" into the wood.
Step 4- After mounting to wall with (2) 3/8" lag bolts and washers, pre-drill remaining (4) holes.
Step 5- Attach the (4) 3/8" lag bolts with washers, torq down good (I used my air impact wrench to speed up the process)
Step 6- Mark and pre-drill holes for the (2) outer brackets. Measuring in 1 1/2" from the outside of the board. Use the bracket as your template for the holes
Step 7- Attach the outer brackets using the 1/4" lag bolts and washers.
Step 8- Measure from your outside brackets, go in 14" on center for the inner (2) brackets. Pre-Drill and attach the same way as you did in Step 6. (Note- 14" on center is used so each set of brackets hold a Front door AND a Rear Door)
Step 9- Give the brackets the 'ol tug test before putting the doors on.
Step 10- Put front doors on first as close to the wall as you can, then the rear doors, keeping them close to the wall (better weight distribution).
OPTIONAL: I had some insulation laying around I put between the doors to keep any scratches down. If you have something similar you may want to use it.