We wanted to replace the vented / painted bi-fold closet doors in our Master Suite with something that was warmer and more consistent with the decorating motif of the house. We priced out various wood bi-fold doors and were shocked at the $350 - $600 price range of what was available. We decided that building them ourselves was a much better choice.
The frames are made from 1” Knotty Pine and the panels are from ¼” Knotty Pine. Frames were made to fit and assembled w/ Kreg screws & Glue. Rabbet channels were cut w/ the router and the panels were brad nailed & glued.
It was finished w/ the same stain used on our Knotty Pine ceilings / walls and finished w/ a satin varnish for a perfect match to our house.
This was a very straightforward, quick & inexpensive alternative to purchasing expensive bi-fold doors.
The doors took about 15 hours to build / sand and 10 hours to finish. Total cost was around $100.