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replacing cheap builder sliding doors

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Our house has multiple closets with the cheap builder sliding doors. The doors always come off the track. I don't like the low budget feel of these doors.

I know some slider/track upgrades are available which will probably help with the track problem, but what about replacing the doors entirely with like a French door style?

The problem I am facing is that my openings are about 46 3/4, but the doors I've seen are 48 inches. I'd rather not reframe/retrim the entire opening.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a sliding closet door replacement?

Is there any option of a solid wood door so I can trim a bit off each side to make it fit?? If so, can you provide a link? All I've seen are hollow doors.
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46 3/4 would be trim to trim, so rough opening would be 48"
2 doors you would want that rough to be 48" to make it work you would have to cut 1/2" off both sides of both doors.

I would hunt around for a real door shop in the area have that done pre hung.

You may have trouble with the height too. So you would have to remove trim and get the actual rough width and height.
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