I have a 60 in wide door that i want place in a space that is about 66
in wide. The wall on either side of this opening is drywall with studs
behind. Also, the depth of the opening is a few inches bigger than the
depth of the door frame. Suggestions about making this work?
Frame out to almost exact size with 2x4's.
Extend the casing with some nice 1" pine to fit to the outside. If you
set the door to one wall, then you will have to extend only on one
side. Check the thickness of the casing first, as this may influence
how you do the 2x4s
Hang the door, shimming as necessary for a good fit, etc. You can get
small bundles of shingles at the Borg for this.
Patch the dry wall. Also, depending on what moulding is on the door,
this might cover up most of the dry wall patch work.
You have to frame in the sides to get the rough opening you need. Filling
half the distance on a side is generally better appearing than filling only
one side unless it is made to be a "feature". Sounds like all you need is a
couple of 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 studs, some more sheetrock for the inside and a
cover for the outside to match or nicely trim what is there.
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