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Steve Baumgart 08-26-2010 07:54 PM

6 panel bypass closet doors
I am changing my closet doors from bi-fold to sliding bypass. The closet opening width is 48 inches. I bought 2 28" 6-panel doors and expect to trim the width to increase the opening to the closet. Taking 1.5" from each edge will give me 25" doors and a 2" overlap in the middle when the doors are closed, and a 23" access to the closet. Asthetically, is trimming the same amount from each door edge the best I can do here? Is there a standard to follow on trimming the width of 6-panel doors in a bypass closet situation?

JackG 08-27-2010 01:52 AM

I take it you don't want to re-frame the opening 2" smaller and use two 24" doors?

pioneerurban 08-31-2010 01:38 AM

I used to have the sliding bypass doors and found that not having complete access to the closet was a pain... So, I ripped out the frame, doors and rebuilt the frame and hung 6 panel bi fold doors. They are sooo much better and I have complete access to my closet.

Just something to think about before you change over.

Diverboyz 05-10-2013 01:41 PM

I want to replace my old bypass closet doors. Can you tell me how to go about disassembling the header and track, to prepare for bifold doors?
Many thanks!

oh'mike 05-10-2013 08:31 PM

I moved this to 'carpentry' for you.---Mike-----

GBrackins 05-10-2013 08:52 PM


why do you need to disassemble your header? are your bi-fold doors for a larger opening than your by-pass doors?

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