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rlakritz 03-31-2011 04:43 AM

Double Foyer Closet Door Hardware
I am having a carpenter build 2 fully operational doors for a foyer closet. I am wondering what type of handles should I use. I have found sets for a single door but not where 2 close together. I have no need for a lock but don't know how to keep the doors from swinging open when closed.

Just Bill 03-31-2011 06:35 AM

There are dummy handles in lots of styles. To keep the doors closed, ball catches at the top work well. Even simple magnetic catches will work.

tcleve4911 03-31-2011 07:24 AM

Just Bill got it Just Right
That is the standard setup in the industry.

The ball catches are nice because they are adjustable.
The barrel is mortised into the top of the door with the strike plate mounted on the jamb header

They are called Mr & Mrs Doors when both are operational and hinged separately.

rlakritz 03-31-2011 07:49 AM

Thanks guys. That's exactly what I needed to know.

DangerMouse 03-31-2011 08:17 AM

I have 2 doors I made that needed this, a 'wood box' door and a closet door. I used hard drive magnets.
They're free, no moving parts, will last for a hundred years, and hold like there's no tomorrow!
If price is a consideration..... well, you can't beat free! (gotta admit though, I do like the ball ones too, but who has money?)


DangerMouse 03-31-2011 08:20 AM

Oh, I forgot....on the INSIDE of the wood box door, I mounted a few more magnets to hold the manual log-splitter rods, pokers, hatchet and hammer, broom and (homemade) dustpan, etc.


rlakritz 03-31-2011 05:20 PM

Assuming I go with the ball catch solution, would I use it on the top of both doors or just one? Would all the handles be dummy handles? I really appreciate your help!

DangerMouse 03-31-2011 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by rlakritz (Post 620872)
Assuming I go with the ball catch solution, would I use it on the top of both doors or just one?

Both, unless one holds the other closed, then the one that does the holdin'!


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