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dinosaur1 02-05-2011 08:42 AM

Framing in bi-fold doors
 
I want to install two 24" bi-fold doors in a rec room backroom storage area, but the space I need to fill is 57 3/4 inches Wide.....Do I use 2x4's or 1/4 plywood to frame it in? Any suggestions?

Pics are below.
https://picasaweb.google.com/pewaukeedp/RecRoom#

bob22 02-05-2011 08:52 AM

Build out one side to make it fit to recommended width (see instructions; likely 48" finished; don't forget to take into consideration the thickness of your drywall when doing the build out); drywall it to match existing wall; paint, done.

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 585033)
Build out one side to make it fit to recommended width (see instructions; likely 48" finished; don't forget to take into consideration the thickness of your drywall when doing the build out); drywall it to match existing wall; paint, done.

I would rather have a more stable frame around the opening. Any ideas?

bob22 02-05-2011 09:02 AM

"I would rather have a more stable frame around the opening. Any ideas?"
Yes, as I said: build out one side (use 2x4's) to make one side wider so as to shrink the opening to 48". Sorry I wasn't more explicit. You could build up on both sides but to me that is double work.

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 585039)
"I would rather have a more stable frame around the opening. Any ideas?"
Yes, as I said: build out one side (use 2x4's) to make one side wider so as to shrink the opening to 48". Sorry I wasn't more explicit. You could build up on both sides but to me that is double work.

Take a look at the pics....
What if I were to cut the existing drywall 4-5 inches let's say on the right side....and I just buy two 30' bi-fold doors?

Joe Carola 02-05-2011 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 585053)
Take a look at the pics....
What if I were to cut the existing drywall 4-5 inches let's say on the right side....and I just buy two 30' bi-fold doors?

Bob already gave you your answer twice. Your picture shows the door centered ion the opening, all you have to do is frame it in the same amount on both sides. 2x4's is was you use. Now your talking about 30" doors. What do you want to do?

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Carola (Post 585059)
Bob already gave you your answer twice. Your picture shows the door centered ion the opening, all you have to do is frame it in the same amount on both sides. 2x4's is was you use. Now your talking about 30" doors. What do you want to do?

I know and I apologize. Your talking to an amateur here. Regarding the 30' doors....if I could just cut the drywall 4-5 inches back and buy two 30' doors instead that would be the best, but take a look at a new pic I just posted. There is a 2x4 behind there so I don't that's a go.

https://picasaweb.google.com/pewaukeedp/RecRoom#

bob22 02-05-2011 11:18 AM

Unless those 2x4s are load bearing, you should be able to cut them out, move new ones in at the 60" or so opening width and use two 30" doors.
You might try to look at some videos or come back here with more questions. Perhaps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwXv3x_5k8

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by bob22
Unless those 2x4s are load bearing, you should be able to cut them out, move new ones in at the 60" or so opening width and use two 30" doors.
You might try to look at some videos or come back here with more questions. Perhaps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwXv3x_5k8

What do you mean by load bearing?

bob22 02-05-2011 11:26 AM

Quick google led to this as representative:
http://www.askthebuilder.com/397__Lo...fication.shtml
If you aren't sure, get someone into your basement who can help with this. It likely is not load bearing as they would likely be metal tubes from floor to upper beam but I'm not there and you are and you have to be sure to be safe with what you are doing.

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by bob22
Quick google led to this as representative:
http://www.askthebuilder.com/397__Lo...fication.shtml
If you aren't sure, get someone into your basement who can help with this. It likely is not load bearing as they would likely be metal tubes from floor to upper beam but I'm not there and you are and you have to be sure to be safe with what you are doing.

Definitely. What if I just drywall the open space without putting 2x4's at all?

Joe Carola 02-05-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 585113)
Definitely. What if I just drywall the open space without putting 2x4's at all?

What are you talking about? Your opening is to big. You have to frame it to the correct opening first and then sheetrock it so that you have something to nail the sheetrock too.

Ron6519 02-05-2011 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 585025)
I want to install two 24" bi-fold doors in a rec room backroom storage area, but the space I need to fill is 57 3/4 inches Wide.....Do I use 2x4's or 1/4 plywood to frame it in? Any suggestions?

Pics are below.
https://picasaweb.google.com/pewaukeedp/RecRoom#

There are no door jambs on this doorway. Do you want jambs or do you want to keep it just an, "opening"?
Ron

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe Carola (Post 585166)
What are you talking about? Your opening is to big. You have to frame it to the correct opening first and then sheetrock it so that you have something to nail the sheetrock too.

I think I'll have to go a different route here. Thanks guys

dinosaur1 02-05-2011 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 585196)
There are no door jambs on this doorway. Do you want jambs or do you want to keep it just an, "opening"?
Ron

just an opening


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