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BostonMike3 11-17-2008 07:09 PM

Door Jamb Replacement?
Hello Forum,

I want to keep the existing door that's in great shape and only replace the door jamb, not so good of shape.

The house was built in the 80's with 2x4 construction. Is this a difficult task to do? Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.


AtlanticWBConst. 11-17-2008 09:51 PM

Yes, you should be able to replace it.

Here's a link with a discussion relative to the subject. There are pictures too. The key is going to be: Patience, and having the right tools.

Hopefully this information can be of help to you:

BostonMike3 11-18-2008 05:14 PM

Thanks for the site link, Atlantic.

But that's not what I had in mind. I'm planning on removing the existing door from the door jamb, that is in good shape. Remove all trim, interior and exterior and remove the door frame.
Rebuild door frame to exact measurements of existing, hinges, hardware, etc.. Then re-install back to original specs...

Just curious on level of difficulty? How long would something like that take? Any tips?


Edit: This is an exterior door and I plan on re using the threshold.

AtlanticWBConst. 11-18-2008 05:56 PM

How difficult such a project is, would be based on your personal skill level, and the arsonal of tools that you have.

You need the correct tools (table saw, compound saw, sharp chisels, drill, etc)

Generally the best method for this type of a project, would be to fabricate the new door frame with the jambs in a wood shop. Then it is brought out to the site, and installed.

If you don't have the tools suitable for this work, and feel that you lack the skill, you could take precise measurements and bring them to a wood shop, to have the new frame made up, and go for the installation and door switch yourself.

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