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mgirsh 10-31-2007 01:16 PM

Replacing closet sliding doors with swing doors - drywall question
 
I will install swing doors where there were previously sliding doors on some closets. The opening is now drywall, with no wood frame. My question pertains to adding the wooden door frame. Should I strip the drywall around the edges of the door openings so that the new door frame is attached directly to studs, or is it ok to attach the new frame to studs through the existing drywall?

Thanks

travelover 10-31-2007 03:37 PM

You can attach through the drywall as long as your dimensions work out. Also think ahead as to how you'll trim it out.

Perhaps a careful scale drawing would help.

glennjanie 11-01-2007 07:08 PM

Welcome MGrish:
Consider using a 1 X 6 frame around the doors and let the excess extend into your room. Then a good caulk job around the frame and you're finished.
Glenn

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ToolGuy 01-02-2008 05:46 AM

If you're installing prehung doors your decission is already made - you have to do whatever it takes get the proper ro (rough opening) needed. This means you may have to remove some drywall or build out from what's there. Have the new doors already been selected and/or purchased?


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