Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bee Unless you're just doing cosmetic upgrade...
and plan to sell the property, these are not the doors for you. Even under those circumstances, it's probably not a good idea, because a prospective buyer will see what a cheap job they are and assume your maintenance and repair to the property will all be as slipshod.
I bought a pair to use in a workroom/spare bedroom, and had my handyman install them. Within 6 months the braces had completely fallen off one of the doors, and despite re-gluing them 3 successive times, they are simply too flimsy to hold up. I've tried a glue gun, wood glue using a piece of 3" tall plywood to try to stabilize it, and super glue, again with the plywood. No good.
The "paint job" doesn't even qualify as a primer coat, and when painted over, doesn't hold up at all. Scraping a cardboard box against the front will remove pain.
The doors run on tiny little wheels in the bottom frame, and a light nudge will make them slip out of their track. They buckle badly and the rear of the two doors is now scraped and unsightly. I now have a screen in front of the doors.
I've trashed them and am going to spend at least twice this price in order to have functional doors on the closet.
July 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by customerphx Sprucing up an older home
I am sprucing up an older home (1965) that is for sale. This may not happen in a newer home, but we had to cut off about 3/8 inch of the tracks both top and bottom. My son, thankfully, is used to handling a sawzall, but this is not recommended by me. It was pretty difficult - took two of us to hold it - and a pretty ragged cut, and the ends needed to be straightened out. If you run into the same problem my recommendation would be a good hacksaw. Or you could try a chop saw or even a skill saw, whatever you have, and be ready to sacrifice a blade. Then, it is all fine and goes in very easily. Looks good, too.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnH Look OK but construction of door is flimsey
Installation was not very easy as I was installing it over carpet. Cutting the carpet was a hassle. The opening was too high so I had to block in the opening and cover with trim.
The steel frame of the doors is light weight and not glued together square. This didn't affect the function but did detract from the appearance and quality.
The installation is complete now and it looks OK but in hind sight I should have used some other product due to the installation hassle and the quality of the construction of the door panels.
If you have an opening the correct height and the floor is not carpeted and level, then this is a reasonable choice.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SmugWimp Simple bang for the buck.
A simple cut took this from 60" to my required 56" closet. Using the drill as a driver made this about an 45 minute project. Not difficult at all.
April 2, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bosaru Complete Junk - Don't waste your money
Doors are EXTREMELY flimsy. Poor quality assembly with bent brackets and parts. I would be embarrassed to be my name on this product or sell it for that fact. I opened the box and took one look at the shoddy workmanship and construction of the doors, then boxed the whole thing up and took it back to the store. Most sliding doors have a track at the top where the door hangs from rollers and allows easy moving. Not these. There is a track but it just has a nylon (stationary) part that holds the door in the channel. No rollers at the top, just a friction block and cheap rollers at the bottom that will surely bind up due to the thin door panel. I can't even say this is a good value.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solvix Easy peasy,but cheaply made
Our folding doors were a death trap; well, not quite, but our 5 year old pinched her fingers in them once. And me, much more than that. I removed the old doors and installed these, alone, in about an hour. Hardest part is cutting the top and bottom rails to size. My suggestion: use a mitre box and this is super easy. Invest in a $10 one, if you haven't already. Then enjoy you're work -- for us, no more pinched fingers and super quiet sliders! Thanks Home Depot!
September 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Pretty Easy to Install, Low Quality
First off these are inexpensive options for closet doors that might be outdated or broken. They are mostly for appearance since the backside isn't finished and the thickness of the door itself is pretty thin and flimsy. However, the install was pretty simple, with the adjustable wheel on the bottom of the door it made it possible to fit our 1960's house where all measurements are unique.
The track was pretty simple to install, I had to cut the length of the tracks with a Dremel saw since it was a little too long for the opening of my closet, however it wasn't too tough, lots of sparks.
If you are looking to update your closet doors with something that looks nice but isn't expensive then this is a easy do it yourself door just keep in mind you shouldn't be too rough with it, or accidentally kick it or bang things into it, you will probably go right through it. We're selling our house and needed to add closet doors and this was a cheap option we could install ourselves and looks good at first glance.
December 26, 2014