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michaelcrose

01:11PM | 11/16/03
Member Since: 11/15/03
5 lifetime posts
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I have floor to ceiling (95") sliding closet doors I wish to update to six-panel folding doors. Problem is I have a 15" gap and cannot fit the 80" folders into top and bottom tracks. Can someone tell me how to frame the existing gap so it looks professional. Thanks, Michael Rose

mellisv

03:48PM | 11/21/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
11 lifetime posts
First off if you can return the doors for a taller set you will be better off. Even if it cost you because you may end up paying more for the patch.

If that is not an option you need to remove the existing horizontal finish board that supports the existing doors at the top and remove all the surround trim. Create a false header just above your new door height with 2X boards and reinstall the existing horizontal finish board. You can now install your door. You have two options, the first is to add new drywall to cover the hole or second is to fabricate a panel to match the doors and put that above the closet doors. Depending on the style of home you could put in some kind of dense screen or if you are really handy a open shelf to store nick-nacks.

Good luck
Michael Ellis
Email: mellisv@earthlink.net

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