Linen Closet Door

Old 07-27-07, 07:51 PM
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Linen Closet Door

My house has a linen clost in one of the bathrooms that is only 13 inches wide. It now has half of a bifold door and looks strange and doesn't quite fit properly.
Any ideas on what I do or buy to give this a nicer look?
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Old 07-28-07, 04:02 AM
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Allison, welcome to the forums! I've had to finish trim such small "closets", and getting my 6' 240 lb frame inside the 13" opening was impossible. I had to install most of the trim using a mirror, using powergrab glue to temporarily hold the molding until I could reach in with my nailer to tack it in. And, believe it or not, the owner either had a door made, or found one somewhere, but it was completely framed and cased and only 12" wide. Looked good. It matched the other doors in the house, too. Check with a local lumber yard to see if they can order you a 12" door unit.
Old 07-29-07, 11:23 PM
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Check with some a building surplus company, if you have one locally.

There is one locally, Santa Ana California, and they have all kinds of odd doors and windows.
Kind of iffy on the stock, sometimes things are out of stock but sometimes you get a great find too.

Also, most of the big box stores have a bone yard of broken or odds and ends and you might be able to find something there.
Old 07-30-07, 09:38 AM
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I had something similar..tho not 13"..but 15" wide, when I removed my defunct chimney and made a closet.
In my case, I found a 16+" bifold door (1/2 louver) at the local 'new+used' recycler place, removed all hardware, ripped down the inside edges equally, bisquit joined the 2 doors to make 1..and mounted the door w/regular swinge hinges. So I have a 1/2 louver bifold door acting as a single door.
If the door looks ok, but doesnt quite fit/function as a bifold (the pivot bracket at the floor and track at the top) you could retro fit it to hange on regular hinges on 1 side and you'll have a 'regular' door that hangs and functions better...
Just an idea...!!

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