Kestrel Shutters & Doors – Blog

bifold closet doors with 3.1/2When buying new closet doors most people look for a way to save money without compromising on quality. One way to do this is to consider the cost differences between sliding closet doors and bifold doors.

How Many Doors for Your Closet?
We custom make all of our doors to the custom sizes that you need. The time involved to make an 18″ wide door is about the same as that needed for a 36″ wide door. This means that the fewer individual doors that you have covering your closet, the lower the cost. So if your closet is 72″ wide, using 2 doors, each 36″ wide, will cost less than using 4 doors, each 18″ wide. Since wider doors are typically hung as sliders this does make sliding closet doors less expensive.

What if Bifold Doors Are My Only Option?
If your application requires bifold doors you can still keep costs down. We also offer the 200FD line of bifold door hardware by Johnson that can handle individual doors up to 48″ wide.


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Bifold Closet Door

For the first 15 years that I had a computer I used two pieces of old hollow wooden bifold closet doors across the tops of two two-drawer file cabinets. They made a great desk. The closet doors were free and the file cabinets were also give-aways from a business that closed. The height was just right. The only thing I paid for was four large chimney flue units from the building supply. On their sides on top of the desk at each end they provided nice cubby holes for storage and supported one half of another bifold closet door as a shelf. it was a great set-up

Closet door options

We just replaced our carpet with handscraped laminate and when the installers took off the track, it was old and crumbled. Now we don't have our mirrored closet doors back on and I have a couple options:
1. Get bifold shutters - better access to closet and updated look (and fixes my Feng Shui "issue" that my Friend commented on becuase my bed is facing a mirror. These are expensive and may make the small room feel smaller becuase the mirrors add a perception of a larger space. Replacing both my closets with these will cost over $400.
2. Buy replacement bottom tracks at Lowes special order for about $5 per foot for a total of $50 and ignore the annoying Feng Shui comment

Bi fold closet doors,measuring

Okay I have screwed uop more than once, but only once on the doors!
I want to put bifold doors on my closets,
one opening measures 46 1/4 x 79, so vinyl is out. (yeah I know el cheapo)
so wood is my option.
The store has 24" x 80, I gather buy 2 sets, and there is enough room to cut down the 5/8 (?) ea side?
Yup I am a girl!

Safety 1st Safety 1st Bi-Fold Door Lock with Multi-Purpose, Custom Fit Straps (6 Pack)
Baby Product (Safety 1st)
  • Child-resistant lock stays out of your child s reach
  • Fits standard bi-fold doors
  • Ideal for laundry rooms and closets
  • Dual-press release
  • Adjustable length for various items
Folding Door - Redstone Custom …
Folding Door - Redstone Custom …
Custom Made Sliding Door …
Custom Made Sliding Door …
Schweiss Designer Bifold Doors are …
Schweiss Designer Bifold Doors are …
L.E. johnson 100FD Commercial Grade Bi-Fold Door Hardware (72" - 4 Door System)
Home Improvement (L.E. johnson)
  • Heavy Duty Bi-fold Closet Door Hardware Kit For 1 3/8 & 1 3/4 Thick Doors
  • 75 pound Capacity, per Door Panel. 1 panel is considered 1 door
  • Heavy gauge steel pivot components hold heavy doors securely in place
  • Heavy-duty tricycle hangers distribute weight equally and support heavy solid core door panels
  • 2-piece non-mortise hinge enables door panels to be installed or removed by simply lifting off
Murphy Door Inc. 4' Murphy Door Knotty Alder STAINED
Home (Murphy Door Inc.)
  • These beautiful bookshelves also serve as a hidden door, Secret passage or Panic Room
  • Use to cover unfinished rooms or make usable wall space from closet door openings
  • Solid wood Bifold Bookshelf,
  • Secret Door, Hidden passage, folding bookshelf, closet door, panic room door, pantry door.

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  • Avatar niner_72601 Partially replace my existing cabinets?
    Jan 21, 2007 by niner_72601 | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling

    I have cabinets in my kitchen that are painted.......i want to go oak face frame and doors...............can i pull off the existing face frame, and replace with an oak question is......whats the best way to build the frame......dowels?

    • The face frames may be a beotch to replace; they were built on the cabinet boxes, or glued to them. Just depends on the construction. The best way is to use pocket screws. There is an angled hole (pocket) drilled into th …e fancy machine).

      Otherwise, you just apply the boards individually to the cabinet box and pin the edge that hangs down with a finish nail (not the best method, but it's done on built in shelves everyday).