How do I Install a Stanley Bifold Mirror Door?

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How do I Install a Stanley Bifold Mirror Door?
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Mirrored closet doors add depth and dimension to a room while hiding clothing and protecting your belongings from dust. Stanley bifold doors are available in frameless or framed models. The frameless model requires only a top track with bottom pins while the framed doors have a track for both the top and bottom. Installation of each model is similar and can be accomplished using common household tools.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer
  • Plumb bob
  • Drill with screwdriver bit
  • Screwdriver

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Instructions

    Install Frameless Stanley Bifold Mirror Door

  1. 1

    Measure the width of the door opening. Subtract 1/16-inch. Mark this measurement on the track for the top with a pencil. Cut the track with a hacksaw if necessary.

  2. 2

    Push the pivots into the first hole from the edge of the top and bottom of the guide door, the door closest to the jamb. Insert pivot into the second hole from the edge of the top of the pivot door, the door closest to the centre of the opening.

  3. 3

    Install the top track with 3 inches of clearance between the inside edge of the track and shelves. Use a plumb bob to check the measurement. Hang the plumb bob's string against the planned location of the inside of the jamb and measure the distance between the string and shelves. Mark the location for the inside edge of the track with a pencil. Measure the distance from the inside edge of the trim to the mark. Repeat this measurement at another location on the top jamb.

  4. 4

    Attach the top track by installing screws with a drill and a screwdriver bit into the pre-drilled holes in the track.

  5. 5

    Install the corner bracket by aligning a level against the side of the jamb and marking the jamb with a pencil. Slide the level down until the bottom touches the floor and the side of the level is against the mark on the jamb. Mark the location for the outside edge of the corner bracket. Align the corner bracket with the mark and install with screws through the pre-drilled opening in the corner bracket.

  6. 6

    Insert the snugger screw through the snugger outside bracket, rubber bumper and inside bracket. Place the snugger in the top track against the jamb and tighten into position with a screwdriver.

  7. 7

    Install the door by inserting and pushing the top pivots into the top track. Position the bottom pivots into the corner bracket.

  8. 8

    Adjust the height of the door by turning the top pivot adjustment screws.

  9. 9

    Adjust horizontal alignment by moving the corner pivot farther, or closer, to the jamb. Tighten into place.

  10. 10

    Install pulls through the pre-drilled opening in the mirror or in the pull positions in the centre of the door. Push the screws through the pre-drilled openings for the pulls and tighten with a screwdriver.

  11. 11

    Install closet guides for double doors by attaching to the inside of the doors with screws through the pre-drilled holes. Tighten with a screwdriver.

    Install Framed Stanley Bifold Mirror Door

  1. 1

    Measure the width of the door opening. Subtract 1/16-inch. Mark this measurement on the track for the top and bottom with a pencil. Cut the tracks with a hacksaw if they do not fit.

  2. 2

    Push the pivots into the first hole from the edge of the top and bottom of the guide door, the door closest to the jamb. Insert pivots into the second hole from the edge of the top of the pivot door, the door closest to the opening. Insert a pivot into the bottom of the pivot door. Tap the pivots into position with a hammer.

  3. 3

    Install the top track with 3 inches of clearance between the inside edge of the track and shelves. Use a plumb bob to check the measurement. Hang the plumb bob's string against the planned location of the inside of the jamb and measure the distance between the string and shelves. Mark the location for the inside edge of the track with a pencil. Measure the distance from the inside edge of the trim to the mark. Repeat this measurement at another location on the top jamb.

  4. 4

    Attach the top track by installing screws with a drill and a screwdriver bit into the pre-drilled holes in the track.

  5. 5

    Place a level vertically against the side of the jamb against the outside edge of the top track. Mark the jamb and move the level down until the bottom edge is on the floor and the side of the level is aligned with the mark on the jamb. Mark the location of the edge of the level on the floor. Align the bottom track with the marks and install with screws through the pre-drilled openings in the track.

  6. 6

    Insert the snugger screw through the snugger outside bracket, rubber bumper and inside bracket. Place the snugger in the top track against the jamb and tighten into position with a screwdriver.

  7. 7

    Install the door by inserting and pushing the top pivots into the top track. Position the bottom pivots into the bottom track. Lift up on the door with the top pivots aligned in the top track. Align the bottom pivots in the groove on the bottom track and lower the door into the track.

  8. 8

    Adjust the height of the door by turning the pivot adjustment screws in the top track.

  9. 9

    Adjust horizontal alignment by turning the bottom pivot adjustment screws.

  10. 10

    Install pulls through the pre-drilled opening in the mirror or in the pull positions in the centre of the door. Push the screws through the pre-drilled openings for the pulls and tighten with a screwdriver.

  11. 11

    Install closet guides for double doors by attaching to the inside of the doors with screws through the pre-drilled holes. Tighten with a screwdriver.

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