Drill 3/16?inch holes at each mark and screw on door pulls.
Cut a piece of 1x2 stock the width of the closet opening to conceal the track. Prime the trim and let it dry. Use a 1/16?inch bit to drill pilot holes through the underside of the trim into the header. Screw the trim to the header with 2½?inch trim screws. Fill the screw holes, then paint the trim to match the casing.
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for drilling pilot holes for hinge screws
for trimming track to fit opening
for aligning hardware above and below door
for reaching into tight spaces with drill
for cutting finish trim that hides the track
Bifold doors are available for sale, but custom-ordered doors can also be assembled into folding doors, as long as they're resized to fit your needs. [BR]When measuring the closet opening, account for a small gap around and between the doors. [BR]Measure the horizontal opening of your doors, subtract 13/16 inch, and divide by 4 to get the individual door width. Measure vertically and subtract 2 and 7/8 inches to get its height.
2. TRACK HARDWARE
The hardware that comes with bifold-door set can be flimsy. We've found its often best to order separate hardware[EMDASH]a kit that includes the track, the hinges, and all the pins and pivot plates[EMDASH]for a smoother, longer-lasting operation. A couple of companies, like Johnson, offer heavy-duty tracks that make the doors glide smoothly.
3. DOOR PULLS
Smaller cabinet knobs will get lost on a larger door, so look for "wardrobe knobs" or any knob that is 1 and 3/4 inches or bigger in diameter.
4. 1x2 FINISH-GRADE FLAT STOCK
You'll need just one piece to create a valance under the header to hide the track.
5. 21/2-INCH TRIM SCREWS
For attaching the 1x2 stock.