Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 80
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by oldtoddhouse Superior Quality and Construction
This door requires sanding with 220 grit paper. It is a long process due to number of stiles, but ultimately rewarding in a superior paint or stain finish. Plastic film over glass make painting or staining easy. Have a second person to make hanging easier.
September 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pcm60 Very pricey and very soft wood
I didn't use them as bifold doors but rather as an architectural detail on either side of a large entryway from main hallway into living room, think sidelights without a door between them. They are bare wood and needed to be prepped and sanded like you would with any bare wood project. I found the wood scratches very easily, so I primed, sanded, primed, sanded, painted, sanded, painted, light sanding final top coat. So all in all there are five coats of paint, 2 primer and 3 of the final color. They look beautiful for what I used them for however the film covering the glass so painting is easier were a real bear to get off x 40! I say I would recommend this product as it is what I needed and if I could have found old used one at a salvage I would have preferred that but I couldn't. I also bought French doors for the entryway from living room into dining room and these bifolds were almost the same price as the prehung French doors. So I stand by they are a bit pricey all things considered.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BlueRiband Nice compromise for door replacement
I wanted to restore a door, removed decades ago, to a passage between my entrance hall and dining area. Building from scratch requires advanced woodworking skills that I don’t have and a commissioned build is prohibitively expensive. So I bought the 30x80 size and added 2 and ¼ inches at the bottom to fit the frame height. I didn’t use the track hardware but separated the two panels, added to the bottom rails, and mortised for the hinges to lie flush to attach them to the steel door jamb. The stiles are much too marrow for a typical cylinder mechanism so I used magnetic catches at the top on the inside. Dummy levers were added for appearance and I used a brand of hardware that offers roses in the 1.5in diameter. (Standard door knob roses are much too wide to fit.)
“Ease of installation” I put at a 3 only because I had to give it some rating, but it’s not accurate since my adaptation didn’t use the manufacturer’s hardware and they never intended them to be used like this.
I’m very pleased with the solid, sturdy feel and appearance of the doors. One positive shipping note – that might at first seem trivial – is that the doors arrived with plastic film on both sides of each glass pane. This saves a lot of work in not having to painstakingly tape the edges on 40 sides of glass before staining or painting. But most importantly the glass is protected and stabilized during the installation handling. I’m working alone and I’m not Wonder Woman and much appreciated this during all the cumbersome handling.
If anyone might be thinking of doing the same thing, the advice I would give is to examine the specs and plan out the project – including precisely what hardware you will use - before making a purchase. There is no lock rail. I would strongly advise against any deep mortising of the stiles they are very narrow and doing so would seriously compromise their integrity – remember that they have to support all of those glass panes.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cy Beautiful Door
High quality doors. Easy installation. Product came well packed.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LARS NICEST BIFOLD DOOR EVER
PRODUCT WAS OF GREAT QUALITY. INSTALLATION WAS FAIRLY EASY (IT WAS INSTALLED IN AN OLD HOME AND DOORWAYS AREN'T ALWAYS SQUARE). PLASTIC ON GLASS ALLOWED STAINING WITH EASY. (HINT REGARDING REMOVAL OF THE PLASTIC AFTER STAINING - LIGHTLY SCORE THE PLASTIC AROUND THE WINDOW FRAME WITH A SHARP UTILITY KNIFE BEFORE REMOVING ALLOWS EASY REMOVAL). PERFECT REPLACEMENT DOOR FOR THIS APPLICATION
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyV French bifold doors
Great product. Heavy duty. Used at opposite end of large room that has French doors. Sets off the room by having the bifold French doors at opposite end.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie Beautiful door
I'm a woman in my late 50's and I installed this myself. Took me nearly 2 hours because I didn't quite know what I was doing and I wanted it perfect, and the door is well-built and heavy, but my point is it can be done. I love the quality of the door, the protective plastic over the glass panels to make painting easier, and the light that now comes thru from my laundry room. I'm super happy with this purchase. It replaced a cheap solid bifold door, so now this area looks so much more dramatic. Love it!
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Norma good quality, nice grain
Door moves easily, nice glass, feels sturdy (many of these bifold doors feel too flimsy; this one doesn't). Only downside -- tacky doorknob. Will likely replace it.
March 13, 2015