custom bifold doors


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Old 02-22-22, 07:19 AM
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custom bifold doors

I am framing out basement for a TV/rec room. I framed out furnace area but wanted to add 4' bifold doors for air and access- In doing so I realized that because of ductwork- the height for the doors is now like 5'. I don't think i can cut a bifold door that much- Which bring me to what other options do i have. I guess i can build by own doors. any thoughts? Framed opening is 4' wide by about 5.5' high
 
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Old 02-22-22, 07:28 AM
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Easiest would be to use luan bifolds, cut them down to the needed height and either reinstall the bottom piece of wood or make a new piece to insert and glue/tack into place.
 
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Old 02-22-22, 10:17 AM
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is there a limit as to how much you can cut off a bifold door?
 
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Old 02-22-22, 12:46 PM
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A bifold door is just like a hollow core door, the solid wood is only an inch or so around the perimeter. You'll be cutting however much off the bottom and then need to either reinstall the wood from the piece you cut off or rip a new piece of wood on a table saw. Didn't think to mention it earlier but you'll also need to remove a hinge and probably reinstall it wherever it looks like it would be best.
 
 

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