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romeo_repair 09-21-2009 06:06 PM

building a door frame
 
first of all, this is not my house. my rent is incredibly cheap. my apt has no front door, if i want one. i have to do it & pay for it. so where can i find plans to build my own door frame?

oldognewtrick 09-22-2009 04:14 PM

Let me get this straight, you have an apt with no front door and really cheap rent...... what keeps bums, dogs, cats, squirrels, roaming bands of marauders from gaining access to you and your valuables?

kok328 09-23-2009 07:29 AM

That's why his rent is really cheap.
Are you cutting into a wall or installing into an existing opening?
Plans for a door opening can be found all over the internet, you just have to google it.

romeo_repair 09-23-2009 09:05 AM

existing opening



Quote:

Originally Posted by kok328 (Post 34922)
That's why his rent is really cheap.
Are you cutting into a wall or installing into an existing opening?
Plans for a door opening can be found all over the internet, you just have to google it.


kok328 09-23-2009 09:25 AM

Just did a quick google on "framing a door opening".
Got plenty of results. What part are still not sure of?

NinjaDave 09-23-2009 10:49 AM

If there's an existing opening, You should be able to just take some measurements (height and width) then goto Lowes or Home Depot and get a pre-hung exterior door and just fit it into the opening? Pre-hung doors come with the frame around them.

kok328 09-23-2009 01:48 PM

Pick up a pack of shims while your there, this will allow you to plumb and level the door as well as give you some solid points to run your screws in without bowing the jamb. 32" wide or bigger for egress an door.

romeo_repair 09-29-2009 08:09 AM

door frame
 
thank u for the tip! franki

romeo_repair 09-29-2009 08:11 AM

door frame
 
yes i know, id rather not spend money tho. the door & spare lumber are already here, just need a quik plan. franki



Quote:

Originally Posted by NinjaDave (Post 34938)
If there's an existing opening, You should be able to just take some measurements (height and width) then goto Lowes or Home Depot and get a pre-hung exterior door and just fit it into the opening? Pre-hung doors come with the frame around them.



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