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Old 01-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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20" Interior french doors

We would like to replace some interior solid doors with 20" unpainted pine, inexpensive french doors. Is that a standard size- I could not find it in Lowe's or Home Depot- or do I need to special order. Any suggestions where to purchase? Thanks Dick


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Old 01-19-2009, 06:11 AM   #2
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Try a local lumberyard, they know what you are looking for. No, it is not a stock size, and they will not be inexpensive.


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Old 01-20-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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Are you sure they're 20" or is that a typo?? (maybe 30"??) Even bath and closet doors are at least 24", with the exception of a linen closet which may be 18" (at least mine is). As Bill said, they're definitely NOT a stock size and won't be "inexpensive". If you decide to special order, as Bill said, go through a lumber yard not a big box store. You'll get a better price and quicker turnaround time......
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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You can search on line for interior door manufacturers and view their catalogues to get an idea of their stock sizes and lite configurations. Most interior doors are available in 2" increments, but that is going to vary when you start dealing with divided lite doors. Also be sure that what you see is available in the thickness to match the door you are replacing, which is typically 1 3/8" for interior doors (asumming that you are looking to replace only the door blank), as many of the blanks you see will be 1 3/4" exterior doors. Almost all the manufacturers can provide you with the names of their dealers in your area.

Ditto both previous points...they will not be cheap, and deal with a lumber yard or millwork supplier, not a big box store. The price will most likely equal or beat the big box, and you will deal with a more knowledgable sales person.
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