DIY Door; How to fix in a Door Frame?

If you are a fan of DIY-ing most of the things in your home and by any chance have doubts about a DIY door just because it involves major carpenter tools and tricks in it, then get ready to be surprised because we are here to pull you out of your little dilemma today. Here are the wooden door frame installation tips that you need to make it happen like a pro. Now, let’s begin!

Make measurements

The very first thing that needs to be assured is that whether your door will be able to fit into the rough door opening cut out in the wall or not. Start by measuring the height and the width of the opening, both from the top and the bottom to make sure they are equal. Although the top and bottom may have slight variations but they need to be equal enough for the door to fit in. Also it is better if your walls are properly plumbed.

Watch out the floor

During insertion of a door, one of the most critical points is to watch out for the floor. You would require to make sure that that the floor is leveled for the bottom of doorjamb is at the proper level of height. In the case of a finished floor which turns out to not be leveled, you would need to cut a little off of the bottom of the jambs which fail to cooperate.

By using a level and putting it at the opening, check the floor with a few shims, and measure the thickness of the shim. This will help you to identify how much to cut off of the jamb at the other side of the opening.

Attach temporary blocks to the jamb

Once the jambs are cut and ready, it is time to fasten it to the wall, but before doing so, attach temporary 4inch blocks to the latch sides and the hinge sides of the jamb. These will be shortly removed and the casing covers up the holes of nails which were caused by these blocks.

Level uneven jamb bottoms

Installation of the door on an unfinished floor may need you to leave room for carpeting. For this very purpose you can place blocks under the jambs on the floor as you continue to hang on the door. Place your block according to the space you wish to leave between the floor and the jambs, depending on the thickness of the carpet.

Nail the blocks to the plumb wall

Now, set the door in the center of the opening to see if there are consistent gaps in between the door slabs and the jambs. Also before you go ahead to nail the blocks into the wall, make sure it is plumbed properly. Nail them in with 2 inch nails, starting with the hinge sides and check the gap around the door slab before nailing the blocks at the latch side. This will allow enough room to wiggle for tuning before the jamb is finally shimmed and fastened to the framing of the door.

It might be a little tricky when it comes to measurements but surely these tips will help you a lot in near future.

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