Sliding Closet Doors & Base Trim
I have sliding closet doors with 1/2" thick, 3-1/2" high, base trim going in and around the closet area.
When the closet door is closed, butted up to base trim, I have a 1/2" gap.
What is the proper way to trim this all out?
If I cut back the base trim back, I have the ugly bottom of the sheet rock showing and nothing covering the carpet edge.
If I cut the bottom of the doors to clear the base trim, this might look ugly too.
Maybe a 1/2" gap when the sliding closet doors closed is no big deal. I think typically there is going to be some gap due to a rubber stop stuck on the side of the closet door. I just don't know what the common way to do this is.
Just put the trim in two pieces up to the door, so there it a pocket for the door to slide into.
It is usually framed out with 1x5 or so and than trimmed with molding. The builder went cheep on you. It should look like a door. I would frame out the two sides and end the base molding into that.
As kwikfishron said. Touch-up paint the wall color there. Don't forget the center divider/guide at carpet between doors on the 1/2" ply riser you may have forgot..... And cut 1/4" off the bedroom door that is too long, even more if used as a cold-air return with forced-air.
Be safe, Gary
Way Cool! Thanks, guys...
I like the idea of Bill's - trim it out, that would look "sweet" :)
For now, I'll just cut the base back some, and maybe, put small returns on them.
Oh, by the way, they originally had a smaller base trim and they just cut the doors a tiny bit at an angle to clear the base.
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