Feb 072001
 

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111 FD Bifold Track and Hardware

Our 111FD Track & Hardware is similar to the 100FD Series except uses a compact 111 track, and is designed for lighter weight doors. Surface mounted pivots and hangers, no hole drilling required. Positive pivot locks securely hold door panels in place and are fully adjustable. Hangers feature a quick disconnect clip system facilitating easy mounting or dismounting of door panels and are height adjustable in case of settling. Shock absorbing hinges self locate and automatically align doors. Heavy (14 / 16 gauge) zinc dichromate plated steel parts. Track can be cut down to fit any smaller size opening.


100 FD Bifold Track and Hardware
Our 100FD Track & Hardware is a commercial or residential grade folding door hardware system designed for use with heavier than normal doors. Patented “tricycle” hangers with large ball bearing wheels, ride smoothly and quietly on convex shaped rails with precision single point contact. Hangers feature a quick disconnect clip system facilitating easy mounting or dismounting of door panels. 14 / 16 gauge zinc dichromate plated steel parts.

 


200 FD BiFold Track & Hardware The 200FD Track & Hardware is one of the finest commercial grade folding door systems made. Ideal for commercial and architectural applications where smooth, trouble-free operation and long life is a necessity. The heavy duty extruded aluminum I-beam track is made to the most precise specifications, and the large four nylon wheeled ball-bearing hangers are manufactured with Johnson’s lifetime warranty in mind. Heavy-duty pivots and pivot guides are designed to hold heavy bi-folding door panels firmly in place and are completely adjustable. Heavy gauge steel components are zinc plated for a quality appearance. Hinges not included.


The first mention of bi-fold doors that I could find goes back to the dedication of the Temple of Solomon around 953 BC. As you can see, quite a few centuries passed between this historical reference and the following. A noted architect said that closets have not been the same since the 1950′s. He said that the minute the bi-fold door was invented, closets got smaller, and the walk-in closet disappeared. It is hard to determine when bifold doors first gained acceptance and popularity within the scope of modern architecture, although I believe it was sometime after closets became a fixture in living design.

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BiFold Doors & Closet Door Hardware

Bi-fold doors are manufactured in a variety of styles and wood types, and though typecast as closet doors, many beautiful applications for bi-fold doors can be done. For instance, French (glass) bi-fold doors may be used to highlight the separation of a study, dining area, library, or den from a surrounding room or area. This makes for a break with clean straight lines which causes a visually stunning effect when combined with the changing shades of light shining through the glass. If privacy is needed you may want to use solid panel bi-fold doors.

When installing a bi-fold door unit special track and hardware must be used. The width of a single panel used in a bifold door is commonly 12”- 18”. This results in a lighter panel that can be hinged together with another panel by using surface mount hinges. Surface mount hinges are just as billed, no mortising required.

For the heaviest doors, those of 1 ¾” thickness, we recommend our highest grade of bi-fold hardware made for heavy duty applications. The bi-fold unit hangs from a track and is attached by hangers. When calculating the opening size needed, you must take into consideration that depending on the type of track and hardware used, additional inches must be added to the door height for the unit to function properly.

I recommend that you select the track and hardware that you will be used for installation first and then study the directions to make sure that you get the correct height unit for your door opening. Todays bi-fold track and hardware is far superior to what you remember constantly squeaking, jambing, and falling off the track at your grandpa’s house. The advancement of track and hardware development over the years make the operation of a bifold door unit as smooth and quiet five years from now as it is today.


Mar 032009
 

Bifold doors are doors designed to be used in closets, pantries, and in some cases as folding doors between rooms. Bifold doors are always done in pairs, with two doors folding to one side, or with four doors, split in the center of the opening, with two doors folding back to each side.

To see all the hardware available for our bifold doors, see ClosetDoors.net   For multiple doors in other configurations, see our multifold doors and multifold hardware.

Bi-fold doors are available in red oak, white oak, maple, poplar, cherry, walnut, cherry, hickory, ash, mahogany, alder, and we are adding birch, and european beech.

Bifolds are available in raised panel, flat panel, v-groove panel, glass french doors, in standard and custom sizes.

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Jun 182008
 

To determine which size doors to order, measure the width and height of the closet door opening. Because bi-fold doors have different hardware than Bypass Doors, the height of the doors will depend on the height of your opening and also another factor is that different heights are required for different series of hardware. Also, you can use the same jambs for your bifold doors that you used for bypass doors, since Bypass Doors are Top Mounted.

Feb 282008
 

(A) Yes we do. We have 4 different series.

  1. 111FD which you can use with a maximum panel size of 24″ x 108″ x 1 3/4″ and each panel can weight up to 50 lbs.
  2. 100 FD which you can use with a maximum panel size of 24″ x 108″ x 1 3/4″ and each panel can weight up to 75 lbs. This is the most popular series.
  3. 200FD which you can use with a maximum panel size of 48″ x 108″ x 1 3/4″ and each panel can weight up to 125 lbs.
  4. 1601Full Access Hardware which you can can use 12-18″ Panel with a maximum panel weight of 30 lbs.

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Nov 302007
 

A Bifold-door is defined: Doors that are hinged in the middle for opening into a smaller area than standard swing doors. These doors are designed to be used in closets, pantries, and in some cases as folding doors between rooms. A door unit configuration hanging from a track mounted in the top of the door jamb (frame), always done in pairs with two doors folding to one side of a door opening or, four doors, two folding back to one side and two doors folding back to the other side.For multiple doors ( such as 6,8,10,12 panels) would be called multi folding doors. This uses much the same hardware as bi-fold doors only in a different configuration.

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Nov 302007
 

Multi-Fold Doors are much the same as a bi-fold door system. The multi-fold system can have a maximum of (6) panels going to the right and (6) going to the left , all in the same opening.
We carry two series of hardware for multi-fold – 100RD & 200RD the.

* 100RD Multi-Folding Hardware can use a panel thickness of : 1 1/8″ – 1 3/4″ (29 – 44 mm ). Panel size can be 12″ – 24″ (305 mm 610 mm ) wide, and up to 108″ tall (2743 mm) – and has a max weight of 60 lbs (27kg) per panel.

* 200RD Multi-Folding Hardware can use a panel thickness the same as the 100RD but will support a panel size up to 36″ (914 mm) wide and has a max weight of up to 75lbs (34kg) per panel.

* But either system will only accommodate (6) panels in either direction. Equal numbers of panels are required 2, 4, 6, in either direction.




Nov 292007
 

The bi-fold doors can be manufactured in all most any custom size. Standard sizes are 1 3/8″ or 1 3/4″ Thick , 79″ 83″,90″ & 95″ Tall  ( Custom can be from 24″ up to 96″ Tall ). The standard widths (opening) 24″, 30″, 32″, 36″, 48″, 60″, & 72″.

Nov 292007
 

At Designer Doors we make bi-folding doors in several styles,flat panel, raised panel, bi-fold french doors with glass, arts & craft style, a full panel mirror door, and our kinsman veneered flat panel.

All of our doors we manufacture are made of solid hardwood in several wood species Poplar, Ash, Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Hickory, Cherry, Walnut, & Mahogany.

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Nov 292007
 

The bi-fold doors can be manufactured in all most any custom size.

Standard sizes are 1 3/8″ or 1 3/4″ Thick , 79″ 83″,90″ & 95″ Tall  ( Custom can be from 24″ up to 96″ Tall ).

The standard widths (opening) 24″, 30″, 32″, 36″, 48″, 60″, & 72″.