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Old 01-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #31
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How to frame it in? I don't have that type of know how.

It depends on what you want. You may just have to hire a handyman do do it for you. It's really hard to explain construction to someone who doesn't know what to do. I suppose if you wanted to you could pick up some simple carpentry books at the local library or do the research online.....but at any rate you will have to figure out what you want to have when it's finished.........

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It depends on what you want. You may just have to hire a handyman do do it for you. It's really hard to explain construction to someone who doesn't know what to do. I suppose if you wanted to you could pick up some simple carpentry books at the local library or do the research online.....but at any rate you will have to figure out what you want to have when it's finished.........
As my original post stated I don't have any carpentry skills , but maybe there is a different idea someone can give me to block if off a different way.
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As my original post stated I don't have any carpentry skills , but maybe there is a different idea someone can give me to block if off a different way.
Find an old dresser that will block the opening. Use the drawers for the children(s) toys. If you need access you can move it out of the way.
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It seems we are kinda going in circles here.
1. Are you wanting to do it yourself or hire someone?
2. What sort of level of look are you going for, piece of plywood hinged on one side and hasp on other -- up to -- double french doors. or some where in the middle?
3. You say you have no carpentry skills, Good time to learn, as stated go to the library (or use google) and read.
With no real skills the double sliding doors are petty easy, install top track, hang doors, bottom guides. Install lock.
4. What all functions does this have to serve/ Block off entire opening, more like a door you can open.
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It seems we are kinda going in circles here.
1. Are you wanting to do it yourself or hire someone?
2. What sort of level of look are you going for, piece of plywood hinged on one side and hasp on other -- up to -- double french doors. or some where in the middle?
3. You say you have no carpentry skills, Good time to learn, as stated go to the library (or use google) and read.
With no real skills the double sliding doors are petty easy, install top track, hang doors, bottom guides. Install lock.
4. What all functions does this have to serve/ Block off entire opening, more like a door you can open.
Local carpenter wants to charge 2 days worth of labor. I'll pass.

I need to be able to open the door of whatever I put there. Someone even mentioned a curtain. I can do some things myself, but first I need to research all
Up/Downsides.
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"I need to be able to open the door of whatever I put there. Someone even mentioned a curtain. I can do some things myself, but first I need to research all
Up/Downsides"

maybe? you can handle taking a few thumb tacks and an old bed sheet, and thumb tack it over opening?
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"I need to be able to open the door of whatever I put there. Someone even mentioned a curtain. I can do some things myself, but first I need to research all
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maybe? you can handle taking a few thumb tacks and an old bed sheet, and thumb tack it over opening?
Old bed sheet?
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Old bed sheet?

That's a bed sheet that isn't new.
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That's a bed sheet that isn't new.
Yeah I'm not looking for that.
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Yeah I'm not looking for that.
Well....you have been talking about this for a year...do you have any idea what you want? If you knew, we could help you.
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Well....you have been talking about this for a year...do you have any idea what you want? If you knew, we could help you.
It's totally ok. Basically I'm looking for ideas from people who are not carpenters etc.... so I can understand them.
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You can nit-pick anything to death for entertainment when it is fast and cheaper to look at a problem, come up with a solution and do it. If it is not satisfactory, just modify it and go on to other projects and appreciate what you have learned in the process.

You cannot have an idea of what you want with no criteria and and expect any agreeable suggestion based on broader experience.

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OK I will still try to help.
No matter what you do it is going to take some carpentry. As I said a bypass door is probably the simplest. You can get locks for this. Do you not like this idea? Why?
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Put 2 of these in and call it a day...........

http://menards.com/main/millwork/fol...704-c-6261.htm
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Accordion door is a good idea. You can get them for 60" openings as well.

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