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Old 01-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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The wife wants louvered bi fold closet doors in our soon to be nursery. I have measured the opening and it is exactly 58.5x80. So I been looking around online for 29x80 doors and can not find any of that size, I can find the height but not the proper width. The closest I can find is 29.5x80. Does anyone know of a company that can custom make them? Or what I can do to make others fit, possibly trim the bifold closet door?
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Has you wife ever owned a set of them? Most people who have them want to get rid of them.

Also there has to be some clearance on the sides that gets hid behind a trim piece (approx 3/8" each side) and about 1/4" gap in the middle. So you are looking at shaving 1/8" off each side of 4 - 15" doors. Well within the realm off possibilty if you have a table saw with a good fence.

Clay-Ingels in Lexington can custom trim them for you. I'm sure Cincy has a mill works store closer to home. This is the the kind of service your don't find at Home Cheapo.

Edit: The mill works stores are about the same price as the BORG if you look and act like a contractor when you walk in.
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You can trim them down however most of the ones you see these days have a cap on th finished end that are not very thick with finger jointed wood in the stiles and rails.
If you decide to go this way it would be best to trim the hinge side and remortise the hinges if the look is important to you.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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You can trim them. Just spread the amount you need to trim across all the end caps. Trim an equal amount off each end cap on each section of levered door. That includes each respective hinge side. Works best on a table saw
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He need to extend the jambs in width .Not cut anything off.
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