I’m kind of stumped on this one and for some reason visualizing hinges in action is just utterly impossible.
I have a closet with bifold doors. They keep coming off the track so I decided to get rid of the damn thing and separate the two panels and fashion them into swinging doors.
There’s one problem that I can’t exactly figure out. Normally, these bifold doors have a 1/2 inch “lip” in front of them from the moulding that runs from the floor, up the side, across, and down the closet. Basically, the decorative framing around the closet opening.
How could I use a hinge in this setting? Would I have to notch out parts of the lip for the barrel and pin to sit outside the lip? Would those swing-out hinges that look like two L’s folded against each other possibly work?
Here’s a few pictures.
Also, each “door” is 17.75 inches and the room inside the closet is 36.5 inches end-to-end, with the 1/2 inch lip on each side excluded. Would you recommend a full or no mortise hinge?