Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Central North Carolina
I converted two small 14 X 18" overhead cabinet doors in my son's camper to bi-fold, because the previous owner or dealer had mounted the folding TV antenna mechanism on the ceiling in front of the right cabinet door, so it could only be opened a few inches. My modification resulting in it needing to kind-of slide to the left as it opened to move from behind the TV hand crank mechanism and then fold against the left door but it works quite well.
I used two standard small flat hinges to join the two doors, attaching them from the back side of the doors. I also removed the original Euro style hinges from the right side of the right door. A magnetic latch will be needed in the center area of the doors to keep both doors flat with the cabinet when closed. If one already exists on the left door, it will suffice. You will need the handle on the left door, so than you can pull the center of the two doors free of the cabinet to begin the opening process, and you may need to add a magnetic latch to the right side of the right door where the hinges once existed. The handle on the right door can remain, but adding one to the right side of the right door will help with the opening process, if a magnetic latch was added here to keep the door completely shut. I bought another identical handle, so as not to leave any unused holes in the left side of the right door. My son and wife are very happy with my modification. The only thing visible with the doors closed is the extra handle that I added, but it looks natural, unless you realize that this door has a handle on both sides of it.