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Old 07-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hi,

Im building a playhouse for my son. The wall height is 6' so I need to come up with a way to fit a door in a small opening. The R.O. I have is 32x56. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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Why the odd ball size?
Building it that way is going to just waste a lot of materials.
No lumber or plywood comes 6' long.

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Build it out of tongue and groove material. Glue and screw a Z brace on the back. Make the Jambs of white pine, ripped to size. Just put a fence latch on the door so the kids cant lock themselves in................... Or you out
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Build it out of tongue and groove material. Glue and screw a Z brace on the back. Make the Jambs of white pine, ripped to size. Just put a fence latch on the door so the kids cant lock themselves in................... Or you out
What about for weather stripping and protecting, etc?
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What about for weather stripping and protecting, etc?
you can buy door jamb kits that the top can be cut down to fit the door.
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is it difficult to install a slab door to the jamb though?
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is it difficult to install a slab door to the jamb though?
Some can do it in there sleep...Others will pull there hair out trying and still not get it right.
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is it difficult to install a slab door to the jamb though?
a miniature door is the same as a big door just smaller. you can also make your own jambs out of 1x material though if you have to go buy the 1x might as well get a jamb kit instead along with a threshold for under the door. if you can find a solid core door it should work for the door no matter how small the door is cut down. I've worked for eclectic people that wanted a door cut into the roof angle of a attic remodel with part of the door jamb embedded into the drywall for maximum clearance !
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a miniature door is the same as a big door just smaller. you can also make your own jambs out of 1x material though if you have to go buy the 1x might as well get a jamb kit instead along with a threshold for under the door. if you can find a solid core door it should work for the door no matter how small the door is cut down. I've worked for eclectic people that wanted a door cut into the roof angle of a attic remodel with part of the door jamb embedded into the drywall for maximum clearance !
Home Depot has a solid core luaun interior door prehung that I could cut down to fit. If I painted with an exterior paint do you think it would be ok for outside?
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Might work for a few weeks.
Make it 8" tall and all your problems go away, it can become a store shed when he grows up.
Could be built faster because there's so much less cutting.
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Might work for a few weeks.
Make it 8" tall and all your problems go away, it can become a store shed when he grows up.
Could be built faster because there's so much less cutting.
What do you suggest for a door for a 32x56 rough opening? Build a shed door from plywood?
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Home Depot has a solid core luaun interior door prehung that I could cut down to fit. If I painted with an exterior paint do you think it would be ok for outside?

it will delaminate pretty quick from outdoor exposure but lots of builders use the solid core for storage buildings off the back of houses, I've changed many a solid core doors over time from de lam. a plywood door can be built too no problem...

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