Asked on Feb 28, 2017

I'd like to install a door 'kind of' on this room... help please!

MaryWayne WalkerD roach
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  • William
    William
    on Feb 28, 2017

    Is the height from floor to ceiling enough to install a door? You would need to frame out a wall with an opening for the door.....https://www.google.com/search?q=framing+wall+with+door&biw=1016&bih=642&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj44Tnp7PSAhVG5yYKHZRhBgwQsAQIIA
    • Sol20275108
      Sol20275108
      on Feb 28, 2017

      I am not sure the height is :7.5 feet at the highest point (see the shape) The length 7.28.
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Feb 28, 2017

    Would you wan to put drapes up?
  • William
    William
    on Feb 28, 2017

    You may end up with a short door. Average door height is 6' 8" with at least 2. 75 " for a header.
  • PRESIDENTSAC
    PRESIDENTSAC
    on Mar 1, 2017

    How about a bifold door?- The louvred kind would allow air flow in the attic and are available in a number of different widths. The narrower ones would probably fit in your restricted headroom space.
  • D roach
    D roach
    on Mar 2, 2017

    you could add saloon doors (double full height thin doors on springs). that way you could open them either way and you wouldn't need as much space inside and would always be out of the way.
  • Wayne Walker
    Wayne Walker
    on Mar 3, 2017

    You might want to consider dual barn door sliders on a rail that meet in the middle!!
    • Sol20275108
      Sol20275108
      on Mar 3, 2017

      Thanks Wayne I thought about using a rail but I am still thinking about the "right" type of doors.
  • Wayne Walker
    Wayne Walker
    on Mar 3, 2017

    The slider takes the "range of swing" out of the picture giving you more room. It also eliminates the door hitting the ceiling when swung all the way open unless you have some type of stop. You could do just about use anything that fits the décor. I think there is exposed mounts and concealed. if you go with exposed it fits more of the rustic barn door type. Look on Pinterest.com to get some ideas.
    • Sol20275108
      Sol20275108
      on Mar 4, 2017

      Thanks Wayne for the comment! I did not think about Pinterest but I'll visit the site to get some ideas.
  • Mary
    Mary
    on Mar 4, 2017

    Buy a solid wood door and frame and just cut it down to the size you will need, using the peak as a center point and measure out 15" on each side of the 30" door. Sliders and such will need room to open, so the slant of the roof will tell you how tall they can be. If you do cut something down to fit, be sure and tape where you are cutting to help keep the wood from splintering at the cut. If you can get your hands on some cardboard from a frig or something play with that to tell you just how big the door can be.
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