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I'm building a set of saloon doors for a 30 inch opening.

I'm using these hinges

I need to know how how much space I need to leave between the doors and the opening and between the doors so that I can figure out how wide I need to make the doors.

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Good to know. So the gaps I need are about the size of toddler fingers :)

It's for my personal home. I'm actually planning to mount them low to the ground as a dog gate. They will replace an old toddler gate that the dogs figured out how to open. My girls are 11 and 13, so no toddlers in the near future (god forbid). If the dogs get noses or paws pinched, maybe they will learn that there are times they don't belong in the kitchen.
 

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Thanks for the advice.

I used 1 inch lumber, so it was 3/4 inches thick. The Parker hinge seems to be exactly the same as the one I used, except mine didn't come with the handy table.
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One thing that messed me up is that the distances between the sides of the opening are not consistent. It's 30 toward the bottom and closer to 30.5 in the middle of the opening. The house was built in 1917. I swear there isn't a single square angle or plumb wall in the place.
 

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