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Old 07-26-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hardwood closet threshold question

Today I started laying some hardwood flooring in one of my bedrooms and initially when I ran into my closet I thought, no problem I will create a threshold parallel to the floor joists (in the closet only, every where else I run perpendicular to the joists). Anyway I laid about 3 rows into the closet keeping about 1/2 inch for expansion on the two sides of the door threshold. But then it dawned on me. I am going to be using a bi-folding closet door and there is no room to install baseboards in the doorway because the bi-fold door will occupy this space when the closet door is closed.

I have attached a picture of where I am now with this issue found here:


I have removed the 3 rows I installed after I realized my goof. The one piece of hardwood seen in this picture actually has about 1/2" expansion on each side under the closet door jambs. But my question is for the next row of hardwood that I will install (it will occupy the space where you can see new primer paint just inside the closet). Can I install a row in this closet door threshold where there is little to no room for expansion? Once I am in the closet I can continue to leave expansion room as baseboards will be installed. But I can not install baseboard in the space that the bi-fold door will occupy.

Hopefully my explaination is as clear as mud.

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Old 07-27-2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hardwood closet threshold question

Here is an update to my problem. I was able to cut the drywall and metal corner bead on the inside corner(s) of my closet and once I have finished repairing + painting the minor damage I did to my wall cutting the corner bead off, there will now be room to slide my 2nd piece of hardwood in and have room to expand.

Problem solved.

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