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bert01xj 10-07-2010 03:59 PM

Back door
 
i own a 108 year old brick house and the back door has seen better days.so it is 32'' wide an 75'' tall.how can i get around buying a special order door. i don't want to pay an extra 150 plus dollars on it.should i find a wood door and cut it to fit?

bert01xj 10-10-2010 08:15 PM

so any1 have an idea?

havasu 10-11-2010 08:17 AM

You can cut down a door provided it is not a hollow core. Just make sure you chisel in the hinge plates and measure twice, cut once.

commonsensehandyman 10-12-2010 01:06 PM

Buy a solid rail 6 panel door, cut 2" off top and 3" off bottom, then set your hinges accordingly.

inspectorD 10-12-2010 07:22 PM

yup
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by commonsensehandyman (Post 49597)
Buy a solid rail 6 panel door, cut 2" off top and 3" off bottom, then set your hinges accordingly.

I agree,
And make sure it is the same thickness as the door you have now, an interior door will be different then an exterior door.
Good luck.

bert01xj 10-14-2010 08:37 PM

you can cut down a hollow core you just have to repack the part you cut. thanks for the help.

DrHicks 10-14-2010 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bert01xj (Post 49385)
i own a 108 year old brick house and the back door has seen better days.so it is 32'' wide an 75'' tall.how can i get around buying a special order door. i don't want to pay an extra 150 plus dollars on it.should i find a wood door and cut it to fit?

Is the door 32", or are we talking a rough opening of 32"? Either way, I guess it doesn't really matter, because you're looking at a custom door.

I found myself in the same situation, but with a newer house. I found a good used SOLID WOOD door on Craigslist. The door was cheap, but it required a lot of cutting and fitting.

In the end, I got the job done and am very satisfied with the results.


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