After having pantry shelves installed, our existing hollow-core
interior door for our pantry would no longer close (or open) so we
would like to install a reverse bifold door to our pantry. A normal
bifold door would stick out into our small kitchen and since the door
would normally be open it would be in the way.
1. should we use/install the typical no-mortise hinges or is their a
better hinge to use for "reverse operation"?
2. what kind of handle/pull is available? If we simply install the
typical knob on the inside fold of the door, it will hit the other
folding surface and eventually this will lead to breaking the door.
If we install a handle further from the fold it will be mounted on the
hollow part of the door, so no strength. If we install a handle on
the outside frame we will have to pull very hard to close the door.
Ideally the handle would be like a leather strap that is flat,
flexible and strong that we pull to close the door.
Any other alternatives, experiences or suggestions would be