Linen Closet


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Old 01-12-16, 12:04 PM
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Linen Closet

Hello everyone,

I have a closet that is a door opening of 18 x 80. The closet I believe used to be a linen closet with no door. I want to put something there but most big box name stores don't have bi folding doors that are 18x 80. Are there other options given I don't want to put a hinged door?

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Old 01-12-16, 12:18 PM
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Personally, I would want a hinged door in this case and would think a bi-fold would take up too much of my access into the space. Can you elaborate on your thoughts in this regard?

I could see something sliding, like a pocket door but that would be invasive.
 
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Old 01-12-16, 12:25 PM
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Hi Stickshift,

Right now its finished drywall all the way around the entryway of the opening. To put a hinged door I would need to remove my .5 inch drywall on each side so this making the open 80.5 by 19. I wouldn't be able to put things such as pocket doors either as there is no where for the door to go. On onside is a bedroom and other is the staircase.

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Maybe something that rolls up like a garage door? Would likely need a lot of room to roll with an 80" height....

Don't know, kind of grasping at straws here.
 
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I'd remove the drywall on the return [and the corner bead] and then install the door and jamb. The jamb/casing should hide any damage you do to the drywall.
 
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Old 01-12-16, 12:39 PM
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I would remove the Sheetrock back to the studs and see if there is room for a door jamb. If not if the inside width of the closet allowed I'd consider moving one stud. If this is not a load bearing wall that shouldn't be too hard.

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The inside width of the closet is 23 5/8.... just under 24.

I never thought really to remove the drywall.. My hardwood was installed already and removing it would mean cutting a piece to fill in that difference.
 
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Just removing the drywall shouldn't affect the floor as wood will be taking the place of the drywall BUT I do like the suggestion to move the studs to create a larger opening and that would necessitate patching the floor ..... but it might be worth it.
 
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Not necessarily, you'd have to figure this out, but a new jamb might cover it.

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Old 01-12-16, 02:12 PM
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The drywall sits directly on framing, unlike a door or framed opening that can be shimmed. So the chance of not being able to cover the floor is slim in my opinion. Door Jambs are 3/4" thick, drywall is 1/2" thick. I would do a little excavating on the inside of the closet so you can see what the framing looks like, take a measurement and then go find a door that fits. The opening is too small to do much else with. You may find an accordion style door, but those went out of style a few decades ago.
 
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You might need to go to a salvage yard or a Habitat Restore if you can't find anything new. One other thing you could do is buy a new solid core door without a knob or hinge set and then cut off what you don't need. A louvered door would be best but it might be next to impossible to find due to the size. You could consult a cabinet maker some of them know how to make doors for homes too.
 
 

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