Bifold Louvered Doors
When using louvered doors as closet doors, a number of different configurations are possible. Probably the most common is the bi-fold, where an opening is divided into a left and right half. Each half-door is then comprised of two louvered panels that are hinged at two or three points along the stiles, and hung from an overhead track, with an optional base track. Estate Millwork can help you to quickly specify the dimensions of each slab for the bi-fold set, and assist with the purchase of the correct louvered door hardware.
Hinged Bifold Louvered Doors
An alternative configuration for a bi-fold unit is to hinge the outer leaves to the jamb, and hinge the inner louvered panel leaves to the outer leaves, optionally dispensing with both the over head and base track. Because our louvered doors are totally custom, the hardware and knobs can be ordered separately and field-installed. For larger jobs, we can pre-machine for the hardware.
Bypass Louvered Doors
For larger openings where access to only 1/2 or less of the closet is needed, multiple, larger door panels can be used that pass in front of and behind each other as they travel on overhead tracks, either to the left or the right. For double by-pass doors, each door should be ordered at slightly more than 1/2 the opening width, and the track length above is equal to the opening width. For larger openings, triple pass and quadruple pass configurations are possible as well. The main advantage of bypass doors is that fewer of them are required for a given opening as they can be much larger, but the disadvantage is that only a fraction of the opening can be accessed at one time. Another option for bypass doors is to mount them flush to the wall and let them slide past the openings on either side of the closet, but this requires ample clearance on both sides of the closet, as well as a surface mount and visible tracking system above the closet.