Our next problem was that there were no standard closet doors in any of the home centers for an 8 foot opening. So, soon we were having to order a custom door. We decided to go with sliders because they were easy to open and close and didn't take up any additional opening room.
Here is the work in progress and the final outcome!
Widening the opening on both sides of the existing doorway
It was a messy job!
Avery had to get right in there and help daddy out!
...and the new doors!