opening for bi fold doors

Old 10-16-05, 06:14 PM
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opening for bi fold doors

I have a sort of built in area in one of the bedrooms. It is the area over the closets downstairs. When the builder's son was young he had a twin mattress up there. I have always had shelves in that area. Problem-I want to put bi fold doors to hide the "stuff". I have searched and short of having them custom built, I cannot find doors that are wide enough. So, how can I build up the frames on the sides so it doesn't look like my doors don't fit?

Old 10-21-05, 06:08 AM
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This may be a job for a carpenter and requires either 2 X 3 or 2 X 4 inch lumber to bring the walls in closer. Then wall board is added and base molding. But it may be cheaper to have custom doors made. you will need to check out both.
Old 10-21-05, 04:31 PM
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Lightbulb How about by-pass instead of bifold?

How wide and high is the opening that you're looking to fill?
Have you thought about by-pass doors for the closet instead of bifolds? They're cheaper than bifolds, they can be made to fill larger openings, and they don't project into the room when they're opened.

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