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bren1519 01-26-2013 11:15 PM

Door for storage area
Hi there,
I recently moved and in the finished basement the owners made a storage space under the stairs. The opening is 31 1/2 inches wide by 54 1/2 tall and they just have a curtain hung across on a flexible rod. I'm considering my options in making it look more finished and I came across these shutters and wondered if it would be possible to use them as doors? I haven't got ANY experience in this but thought I could first frame the doorway with wood as it is currently just drywall all around (doorway is about 4 inches deep). Then using swing hinges hang these shutters and put some sort of handle on each as well. Question is.....would this work outside of my imagination? Or does anyone have any better ideas? Thanks to any and all who could give me some advice :). Here are the shutters:

Thx! Brenda

joecaption 01-26-2013 11:26 PM

It would be better if you posted a picture of the area where you need the door.
Why would you use shutters and not just buy a bifolding door set for 1/2 the price?

Is this your home or are you renting?
To meet code if this area is open or used for storage it has to have 5/8 sheetrock on the underside of the stairs.
Most of the time I frame in a knee wall at the back of the area since it's usless for storage.

747 01-27-2013 03:07 AM

Post a pic so i can visualize

747 01-27-2013 03:07 AM

Post a pic so i can visualize

Ps. those shutters are expensive.

bren1519 01-27-2013 07:17 AM

2 Attachment(s) are attached.

Also...I looked everywhere for a door and I cannot see any with those dimensions. I've seen threads on cutting doors to size and for a non-carpenter type it just seemed way too complicated for me to do myself. Thanks again.

P.S. Not sure about the code here in Canada but I will check on that as well. Thank you for the info.

joecaption 01-27-2013 08:20 AM

Best way would be to just reframe the opening so a stock set of doors will fit.

bren1519 01-27-2013 08:30 AM

Probably not feasible given the size of the wall under the stairs. I think they made it as tall as they could. But thx

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