Forum Title: Bifold doors for 47 wide closet
I have a 47 wide closet and want to install bifold doors. Smallest I can find are 24 per door/side. Is there a way to rip off 3/4 inch on each edge in order for these doors to fit?? If so, any pointers? Thanks for the help.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: LAWRENCE PETERSON (Lincoln, CA), 01/22/2019

I have one of those doweling jigs. They work well for alignment. On the other hand I wouldn't spend the time nor money widening jambs if they will be stained. Pine jambs are too cheap (inexpensive), and hanging a door is too easy, to waste time and money �making do�. And why would you extend the face side in the first place. Wider jambs are available.

- TRACY YANG (Kalamazoo, MI), 02/13/2019

I know there are pegs that sit in the door that keeps them in the tracks. Will cutting the doors cause any problems regarding this??

- BARBARA ROWN (Kennewick, WA), 02/15/2019

You apparently had bypass doors on the closet. Most bifold doors available at home stores are really cheap and do not have enough wood to allow trimming to fit the 47 opening. Better quality doors cost in the neighborhood of $300+ for a set, but they have wide stiles that will allow trimming. If there are no kids/teenagers, the cheap doors will allow 1/8 removal(usually only 1 1/8 to start) per door section. But they will not take a lot of abuse.

- LORRAINE DAY (Des Plaines, IL), 02/15/2019

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