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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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How to Fix Warped Timber Bi-Fold Doors

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Timber bi-fold doors are usually used for closet doors and they function well. The only problem is that since they are made of wood, over time they can start to warp. Fortunately, you can easily fix your doors by yourself . All you need to do is follow the simple step-by-step guide and you will be on your way to perfectly working timber bi-fold doors in no time.

Before you start, you will need the following items:

  • Hinge
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • 2 Sawhorses
  • Weight or Bricks
  • Towel

First Steps

To begin, close the bi-fold doors completely and look at the middle hinge that connects the doors together to see if it's warped. Tighten all screws on the hinge. If this doesn't work take off the hinges and replace them with new hinges and screws.

Next you will need to place two sawhorses far enough apart that they will accommodate the closet bi-fold doors. To remove the doors, lift up on them from the bottom and slide the bottom pin out of the floor bracket. Then pull the top part of the door down and remove it completely from the door tracks.

Laying Out The Doors

Next lay the doors across the two sawhorses, make sure they are spaced at a distance that the sawhorses can support them. With the warped side facing upwards, make sure to position the doors in an open position. Lay a towel over the surface of the doors, and place the weights or bricks on top of the warped section. Make sure not to put too much weight on the doors or they could buckle. Depending on how warped the doors are, you will have to leave the weights on for a few days.

Finishing Steps

Once the doors are straight, you can remove the weights and install the doors back into their frames. Begin by inserting the bottom pin on the doors and into the floor bracket at the bottom. Push on the spring top loader and install the top pin into the bracket on the top part of the door frame. Slide the roller back into the tracking along the top and bottom tracks.

By using these simple steps, you can fix your warped timber bi-fold doors without having to spend much money. However, if this process doesn't completely fix the problem or the doors warp again quickly, it may be time for new doors entirely. Check out a supplier's website, such as http://www.amjbifolds.com.au, to get help with your old doors or see options for new ones.