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Anyone know how hard this would be?

basicly i want to make sliding closet doors that match my interior doors.

I was hoping i could buy normal interior doors and cut them in half depth wise to reduce there depth (every inch matters in my small bedroom!),.

this would make 2 sliding doors out of 1 interior door. (using a sheet of ply on the back side for stability.)

just not sure how i could cut them in half.

any suggestions are welcome.
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I think with the way doors are constructed you would just destroy the door trying to do what you want to do. By using 2 full doors your only going to loose 1-5/8" to 1-3/4" extra. Or you could build the doors like cabinet doors & they would be 3/4" thick each.

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...or have you considered "Pocket Doors" ? OPG3
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Good idea but in a door opening that's already established that is major work.

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Maybe a bifold door in a matching style?

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Bob he wants sliding doors where one sits behind in another track to slide. He is asking about splitting the doors in half along the thickness of the door using each side of the door as the front facing out.

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Might even be able to find the bi-fold doors in a style of choice. Or make them.

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A flush hollow core could potentially be split, most I've seen are nothing more than stressed skin construction with little more than a 1-1/2" frame with cardboard battens within the field of the panel. Skillsaw with rip guide to slit the door frame, a handsaw could be used to finish off any blocking installed for hardware. Then gently separating the skin from the carboard battens.

Six panel (or similar) molded hardboard would be tough.... although some stressed skin elements exist, the molded decor of panels might be pressed/glued too tight together internally to split. Potential again to use hand saw if door can be initially split with skillsaw then pry apart to see if panel sections will release.

A real wood door?...... might consider just approximating existing doors using applied trims to a piece of plywood or mdf.
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