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Can Glass sliding wardrobe doors be cut down?

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Moved into a house in December and the glass sliding wardrobe doors are too wide! There are 3 in total, 2 on the back run and 1 on the front. It's very limiting to how much you can actually access in the wardrobe.
Apart from the width of them, they are lovely sliding doors, so was wondering whether this is something maybe a glazier would be able to do? Unless there is a specfic trade which would be able to assist.
I found a sticker on the back of one of the doors, was ideally looking from where they came from, and all it said was "Manfactured by John wk7/19" which doesn't help much!
It does also say "The type of glass used in this product is safety backed annealed float glass that conforms to BS EN 572-2"
Anyone think this would be possible, or is it a case of buying new doors that actually fit!

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  • theoreticatheoretica Forumite
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    What are the edges of the doors?  Do you see/touch the edge of the glass or do they have a frame.  Because safety glass can be cut, but if you need it ground to a nice smooth edge it might be a challenge.
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    What are the edges of the doors?  Do you see/touch the edge of the glass or do they have a frame.  Because safety glass can be cut, but if you need it ground to a nice smooth edge it might be a challenge.
    Many thanks for the reply. That sounds really promising! Would hate to have to get rid of the doors if they can just be altered. There is a frame going round the outside -   Here is a pic.


  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    Those doors come apart pretty easily and they hide the edges well, so if you can find someone who will cut the glass then it's certainly doable. On the other hand you could always replace the glass with MDF and paint it, put wallpaper on it or a big picture on it.
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    That bed looks a mess!!! :D:D:D
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    That bed looks a mess!!! :D:D:D
    Still unpacking and working through boxes! :D

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