I recently bought a house and have planned a few repairs. One of them
involves adding french doors into a pre-existing doorway between the
living room and family room. The doorway is very wide, so I'll need
to basically "shrink" it to fit any pre-hung doors I buy. My question
is, will I need to rebuild the header if it is just a single 2x4 along
the top of the doorway, or can I just remove the drywall, add the
appropriate number of studs to shrink the doorway to fit, and hang the
door? Do I need multiple 2x4's as a header or will one suffice? I'm
just trying to plan ahead.
Thanks in advance.
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