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Have a large open loft or attic space with slanted ceilings and need a closet? Don’t miss the how to frame a closet with slanted ceilings post a couple weeks ago that we shared. Today we are sharing the french closet doors installation on slanted ceiling closet. The french closet doors make this awkward shaped closet, look amazing!
I can’t wait to get them stained or painted. I haven’t decided what color yet.
38″ French Closet Doors
Technically, the rough door opening is 38″ and the prehung closet door is 37 3/8ths wide. You may be thinking, the door isn’t big enough. I learned the value of shims and the art of leveling during the closet door installation.
I have always loved french closet doors or double swing doors on a closet. I don’t mind bifold doors but wooden french closet doors give the closet a bit of an upgraded look in my opinion.
All of the bedrooms in the house have solid stained wood french closet doors so my goal was to keep the same look in the lady loft as the rest of the house.
The Murph Man thinks my Lady Loft name is silly. What do you guys think of the name, “the lady loft?” It makes me laugh every time I say it.
French Closet Doors Installation
It took longer to get the door up to the loft from the garage and unwrapped than it did to actually install the door. The french closet doors from Horner Millwork (thank you Horner Millwork!) came prehung so you literally set the door in the rough door opening, do some finangling to get it level (this takes a bit of patience and the majority of the time to install) on all sides and nail the door to the rough opening.
As you can see the the two doors were not level. One side needed to come up so the shims did the trick. Shims (shingles) are your best friend during a closet door installation or any door for that matter. Check out our exterior french door installation last Summer on the pool house.
My job was to stuff the shims under the door until it lifted enough and was level.
The shims are used to get the door level on all 4 sides. We then used the finish gun to nail the door jamb to the rough opening.
My job was to also cut off the shims with a stanley knife. The trim will hide the edge of the sheet rock and shims.
French closet doors installation on slanted ceiling
Making the most of your slanted ceiling space is a must when you are dealing with an attic or loft. The loft now has a decent sized walk in closet for storing seasonal clothes, office items and most importantly, the toys that my 12 year old son can’t seem to part with.
If you have tween aged children, you know exactly what I mean!
Check out the the entire loft post to see the open space filled with my office furniture, toys and piles of boxes.
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One of my least favorite jobs is applying the joint compound to the sheet rock. I will share that tedious messy job in another post soon. For now, the french closet doors installation on slanted ceiling is complete and the lady loft is one step closer to being finished.
My brother and family friend (handyman) helped me empty the loft today and prepare for the new furniture that arrives in a couple weeks compliments of Raymour and Flannigan. I loft will be a combination of my office and new tv space. Be sure to check out Horner Millwork and all their amazing home products!
Disclosure: The closet door is compliments of Horner Millwork. All opinions and words are 100% my own.
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