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Old 10-15-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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I bought an old house that needs a few minor repairs. The problem I am afraid , is the doors. Most of them are 34" wide and all are 84" tall. The entry door is my main concern. I don't want to widen the rough opening, because, the house has stucco siding. I am open to any ideas.

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What's the question?

You want to replace the front door? I'm sure you can order a 34x84" entry door in a variety of styles at your lumberyard, or window/door supplier.

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There are many place that make custom made doors. Here is one that has a lot of options http://www.custommade.com/door-gallery.html
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:23 PM   #4
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If you can find a 34" door without having to custom order it, you can always cut the bottom and/or top down to your requirement.

You can do the same to the sides but that will require mortising them which is pretty easy. Just try it out on some practice wood if you are unsure:

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...ge-chisel.aspx
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You know what??? A standard exterior door is 36" I would put a standard door in....only for the simple fact that Fridges, furniture....in the future..go through much easier when you don't have to cut them down..!! Ya Know...
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Good point, sawzalls do not leave a very nice finish...
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I'd go with a standard size door. You can cut the stucco in a nice line with a wetsaw. Cut the opening about five inches wider then the door on each side to give you room for framing. Once the door is in cover the space with a piece of white pine and paint it. That's what was done at my house and I think it looks better then stucco up to the door. If you want to consider it I'll take a picture for you.
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If you can find a 34" door without having to custom order it, you can always cut the bottom and/or top down to your requirement.

You can do the same to the sides but that will require mortising them which is pretty easy. Just try it out on some practice wood if you are unsure:

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...ge-chisel.aspx


Unfortunately, you can not cut an 80" door(standard door sold) to 84" inches. His problem is not making it smaller, it's making it taller.

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