Bifold doors – Doors are a compromise between function and appearance. Exterior doors must be strong, weather resistant and provide a level of safety. You can train more options with interior doors and can use anything from a string of beads to hang curtains to solid silencing doors in your child’s band rehearsal. Folding doors work well where the door swing space is limited and the door does not need to close tightly. Bifold doors consist of two panels, joined by a hinge, which folds outwards in the middle.
Measure the width and height of the doorway, and trim the bifold doors to fit the opening if it is slightly wide or high. To trim the cover uses a plane along the outer edges of the door. Place the plane at one end of the door, and draw the plane across the door edge, applying a small amount of pressure on the front of the plane. Center and install the upper track for the bifold door on the top door post card. If you only use a bifold door to open, make sure you install the turning point on the track on the side you want the door to turn on. Screw the groove into position using the supplied screws with the groove.
DIY hanging bifold doors. Dangle a pilot from the center of the track 1 2/1 inches out of the wall, and have an assistant mark the point on the floor that the pointed tip of the bob indicates when it comes to rest. Center the bottom pivot over the mark you made, and install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Attach some turns to the floor, and attach others to the wall. Set the door in the bottom pivot first, push the top turn with your fingers and aim the door so turn is in the track before releasing turn. Straighten the cover until the turn snaps into the groove in the groove. Tips and warnings. Do not trim more than 1 inch per edge unless the door manufacturer has specified a larger trim width. If necessary, adjust the top turning point by loosening the screw and moving turn depressions until the door opens and closes smoothly.