02:05PM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 02/11/06
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I am putting a door in a hallway and due to lack of "swing" space I would like to cut my 6 panel solid door down the middle and make a "mini" french door. I'm sure there is some kind of hardware out there for securing the door in the closed position by a rod or something sliding up into the ceiling on the outside of the door but I can't seem to find anything. Anyone have any ideas?


04:53AM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Could you give more details of what you are trying to accomplish and the what the conditions are.

Typicall french doors have slide bolts, available at any hardware store, to lock the inactive door at the top and bottom. And the active door latches into the inactive one with a standard latch and strikeplate.

If this for somethign like a linen closet then just by magnetic latches (or bullet or friction) on each door and dummy locksets.

Or use pivoting hinges on each half (bar room door style).

Or use a bifold door.

BTW, cutting a "solid wood" door down you might find that will it is all wood that it is made of of segmented pieces and covered by a veneer. So if this is stain grade them you might need to do some veneer work on it.

I would also be concerned about the size of the center style. Might want to get some panels that are sold for bifold.

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