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  1. Building & Construction
    Putting a 20 inch door in a very restricted place. I'm pretty handy but I don't think I'm up to a door from scratch. Pre-hung door rough width is 21 3/8. My hard fought opening is 21.00. I thought about routing down one of the side 2X4s but rejected that. Well nailed and glued as I do. I...
  2. Building & Construction
    I want to add a door to a bedroom/office and it looks like there's never been one (we pressure-mounted a shower curtain...). The opening is 94" x 37" and there is a 3" 'header' and stud coming in from one side of the wall. See below for a pic. Before I get started I'm wondering why the...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I tried to upload a picture, but it wouldn't let me. Anyway, my husband and I are buying a house next week. It's a 1930s house with most of the original details restored and preserved. Including the door that leads from the sunroom (which leads to the outside front) to the living room. It is a...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I want to install some new interior doors in my home. I was making some measurements when I noticed that the wall studs were 3 5/8", not 3 1/2". Have any of you come across this? The jambs on current pre-hung doors are 4 1/2". With the wall studs being 3 5/8", the drywall surface...
  5. Remodeling
    I am interested in replacing some doors in my 90 year old house. I am really at the very beginning of the planning process and I would like advice on whether I should consider removing the jamb altogether and installing pre hung doors or try to fit doors into the existing jambs. I haven't...
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