On Feb 20, 9:59 am, email@example.com wrote:
You can even do that with prehung, but you have to take them apart &
really need to be accurate.
Making an new door fit the old hinges / strike plate has always been
more of a challenge to me than cutting a prehung down.
I've seen an existing frame tutorial; you lay the new one on top of
the old one (or vice versa), & spend a lot of time duplicating the old
layout, then you mortise out the hinges & drill out for the lockset.
While I was figuring that out, I could have the prehung cut down and
I had the same issue in my basement.
For the exterior door, I bought a foam filled flat-panel steel door,
put a metal cutting blade in my circular saw and cut off a few inches
from the top. The door opens in, so I just sealed the exposed foam
with a thick coat of polyurethane. It's been that way for over 20
years with never a problem. The storm door I ordered custom to fit.
For the bathroom remodel, I bought a pre-hung 6-panel pine door and
cut a small amount off of the top and bottom to keep the stile
proportions the same. Yes, the doorknob is a inch or so lower than
"standard" but it's no big deal.
For the door to my shop, I bought a hollow core door, cut the top off
and inserted a new piece of square stock to replace the one I cut off.
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