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Old 12-07-2009, 07:38 AM   #1
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Trimming sides of hollow core door


I bought one of those cheap hollow core doors with the masonite pressed coverings.
my problem is the door is about 3/4" too wide, and I would like to know if I can trim a little off of the sides, and should I take a little off both sides or all of it off one side?
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You have to take it off the hinge side or your door knob will not work. But if you cut 3/4 off, chances are very good that you will not have much if any wood left to mount you hinges too.
You may have to very carefully remove the whole hinge side board and replace it with a new one.
Look at the top or bottom of the door, you should be able to see how thick the board is.

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Thanks. I should have included that this is a closet door and does not have standard door latch hardware.
Your answer was what I was looking for, Thanks again.
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Oh then you may be able to take say 3/8" off of both sides if it's a closet door.
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Don't forget to bevel one edge 5* as on it now.......... so it looks and shuts tight on the non-hinge side.
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