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Looking for 32" flat bi-fold doors

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Posted by: from Burlington
12/29/2012 at 12:41:20 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy two FLAT 32" bifold doors that are on the shelf? I.e. not a special order. Everywhere I look they have to be ordered.

I'm in Burlington Ontario.

Thanks

Tom

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Date/Time12/29/2012 at 1:35:32 PM

I don't think you'll have much luck. Not a standard size as you know.

If the order is too long, you can take a standard 32" flat door and cut it down the middle. You'll have to insert and glue wood strips along the cut, because most are hollow. Then drill the holes in the top and bottom for the pins and install hinges. I've done it before to match existing doors that didn't come in Bifolds.

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Date/Time12/29/2012 at 2:05:29 PM

James,

I think you're right. I just thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone knew of a supplier somewhere off the beaten path.

Cheers.

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Date/Time12/30/2012 at 8:42:06 AM

If you are a DIY guy you should be able to handle this project yourself. You can purchase 36in. slab doors and cut the width down and reblock. Since they are flat faced doors (no design) you do not have to worry about balancing patterns.

What you need to do is purchase the 36in. doors, measure 2 inches in from one side of each slab. You will be taking 4in. total off doors leaving you 32in. doors. Since the doors are hollow you will have to reblock the sides you cut off for strength. Measure the thickness of the existing wood blocking in door and match thickness to new piece. You may also have to drill new hardware holes in the top and bottom blocks as well. Just transfer dimensions after laying out for new door width. After matching block thickness, use liquid nails to attach blocking to door skins. Be sure to clamp skins together and allow proper drying time.Or you can call your local glass company and they can do this for you.

Good Luck!

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Date/Time12/30/2012 at 3:55:26 PM

Hi Tom,

I would recommend ordering the correct size door slabs and waiting 1 week for them to come in.

The amount of time spent on buying a bigger slab and cutting it to size, plus the fact that it will probably be noticeable is not worth it.

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Date/Time12/31/2012 at 8:26:34 AM

Hello Tom,

Try Lowes to find your stock doors. You can also buy the hardware, track and hinges to make a set of bifolds yourself.

Best of luck :)

Bruce Tiffin

Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, Muskoka

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