Bifold Closet Doors

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When we built our home, we framed out closets which were not a standard size. We couldn’t purchase custom-sized doors to match our six-panel doors so I finally managed to build them. The closet openings are approximately 42” x 80”.

All the oak was cut and milled off our land and air-dried.

I recessed the barrel of the hinge to avoid the otherwise large gap the hinge creates. [I’m sorry that I can’t post a photo here to show how I did it.]

I always finish raised panels separately to avoid problems with potential shrinkage during seasonal changes. [No photos here either.]

The door levers match those of the other hardware in our home.
[And no close-up of the hardware. You’ll have to use your imagination!]

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

16 Comments

They look perfect, great job!!!

Thanks, Jim. Not perfect, but actually better than I anticipated.

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thanks Anna.

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I see what you did with the stiles. Very creative. The balance the presentation. Good job! ?

Losing fingers since 1969

Thanks Brian.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Great looking doors, sure they took many hours.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Nicely done, always liked raised panel doors.

Main Street to the Mountains

Beautifully done!  Isn't it wonderful to be able to create custom pieces for your home?  I would smile each time I opened the closet.  
nice doors and from your land wood is better yet GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Dave, Eric, BB, Hunter, Corelz,
Thanks for your comments.  It only took about 25 years to get them done.  I'm not good, but I am slow!
Just this morning my husband told me I'd be a great short-order cook . . . if I only had one customer per hour!
L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Quality takes time!  (And maybe a new tool or two 😉)
Out standing! Bifold is the way to go on these closets. So nice to see you added the wood from the outside of your property to your interior. 

Your story was well written and you broke it down into readable paragraphs and not some giant running on forever paragraph. 

Another great project by you. Your a pro. 

James McIntyre

 
James McIntyre
. . . you broke it down into readable paragraphs and not some giant running on forever paragraph. 
Writing without paragraphs is a major pet peeve of mine!  I'm an old woman who got my education when English writing skills were still taught.  😌 
L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

L/W, I'm with you on the writing. 

Main Street to the Mountains