In a previous post I talked about making custom sized closet doors and it’s becoming one of my favorite projects. Closet doors only seem to matter to people when they don’t work anymore no matter how ugly they are. I’ve gone into several homes that have been nicely updated just to see the original, old 70’s metal louvered closet doors.
If I ask about the doors, most people still have them because they can’t get a replacement. Many are just not normal sizes. I love telling people that they don’t have to live with old rickety metal doors if they don’t want to. Whether you need bi-fold doors to save space or a sliding barn door to make a statement, I highly recommend updating your closet/foyer doors to be functional and beautiful.
A new client just renovated her house and still has the old metal closet doors that she wanted replaced. Due to space constraints, we went with standard bi-fold in the bedrooms but she opted for sliding doors in the hallway closet. I built her two panel sliding doors with 1×4 select pine and 1/4 inch hardwood plywood with the tongue and groove method. I think the finished product came out well and totally transformed the look of the hallway.