Odd Shape Door Opening - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

odd shape door opening


the door opening is not quite a rounded at the top, just at the corners but we would like to have a door installed. so where do I go for something like this, Lowes Home Depot or a custom shop or try to do it ourself?

Advertisement

Sakandpak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
Military Mom of 4
 
Snav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 974
Rewards Points: 500
Default

odd shape door opening


I say do it yourself - why not? :D

If you buy a solid wood door, however, with a little bit of work and time you can modify it to fit without the cost of paying excessively for a complete custom door.

Advertisement

__________________
At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
Snav is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snav For This Useful Post:
mae-ling (01-23-2012), plummen (01-26-2012)
Old 01-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,270
Rewards Points: 3,180
Default

odd shape door opening


If you can--post a picture--

Do you want a door and frame with a rounded corner?

If not---That opening could be made square again---the rounded corners are,most likely, added to a standard opening as a decorative feature--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,709
Rewards Points: 534
Default

odd shape door opening


Post a picture. Most often it's faster and easer to just remove the whole door frame and all and just install a new prehung door as a unit.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
Military Mom of 4
 
Snav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 974
Rewards Points: 500
Default

odd shape door opening


But so boring!

Go for the arched door - it'll be cool, unique and well worth the effort.
__________________
At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
Snav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 393
Rewards Points: 250
Default

odd shape door opening


No door frame or even doors are perfectly 100% square. You have to create square. You either have to get a pre-hung doors or cut the door to fit the frame. In some cases you may also have to modify the frame slightly with shims and what not.

How To Measure Your Door
http://www.vintagedoors.com/measuredoor.html

Advertisement


Last edited by jasin; 01-26-2012 at 03:17 PM.
jasin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Reviving Hardwood Floors in Bad Shape Creelove Flooring 6 05-04-2011 02:49 AM
H shape supply trunk Hermand HVAC 3 03-25-2011 11:57 AM
L shape stairs jdel Building & Construction 1 02-15-2009 05:26 PM
Custom Office Desk U Shape Materail? mfleming Carpentry 1 10-21-2008 05:19 PM
T Shape Plug jamiedolan Electrical 4 09-19-2008 08:12 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts