8' Closet door

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Posted by: from Peterborough
7/6/2012 at 5:48:33 PM

I have a closet door opening 46"x 96" and I would like to put a door in it.

My dilemma is, should I buy a special order sliding door (like the original one) or re-frame the opening to fit standard 80" door and put a small door in the space bellow the ceiling. I would like to be able to utilize the space near the ceiling.

Any suggestions on what would be the most economical solution would be much appreciated.

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Spencer from All Home Repair in St Thomas
Date/Time7/8/2012 at 11:15:42 AM

You could do either and still have the space available to you above the hanging bar.

If you use a standard door size you would have to use a narrower top self thus losing about half your storage area.That is the usual option because of the expense of a special order door.

A third option would be to put a special made door above the closet door for storage access. You might find something in the cabinet door section of a big box store to use for this.

Good luck with your project.

Spencer Taylor

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Date/Time7/8/2012 at 2:10:08 PM


"It will require some sweat equity but possibly you'll get lucky."

Check with H4H (Restore) Habitat For Humanity - check in Peterbourgh, Oshawa, or nearby cities.

I saw one Friday in Ottawa Restore for $75.and it was brand new.

Good Luck


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Zdenek in Peterborough
Date/Time7/8/2012 at 3:17:54 PM

Thanks guys, I will check the H4H store and if no luck, I will do the storage door (dutch door) and bifold door.


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