How do I (actually my partner !!! ) rehang a new door?

We have almost come to blows as new doors don't fit into the old spaces. What to do?

  8 answers
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 18, 2018
    Is it too big or small for space!?
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on May 18, 2018
    Hanging a door seems easy but I have found it best to call my handyman. He knows exactly how to tweak the hinges to get the door to hang properly.
  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on May 18, 2018
    Anytime a relationship can be saved by calling a handyman, it's worth it.
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 18, 2018
    Can you try sanding it on both or all sides? Your saying it comes in it own frame ya!? Or maybey skim a radial saw along then sand it you need !?
  • William William on May 18, 2018
    Is it just a door or door with frame? Did you measure the opening before buying the door?
    • Julian Julian on May 19, 2018
      Just a door. My partner thought it would be straightforward to take out the old door and put in the new one but it isn't. It wont close, it won't hang properly and seems to be too big, even though it was measured.
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on May 19, 2018
    You can buy door blanks and trim them to fit. Get a jig or template for cutting the holes for the door knob and hinge placement
  • William William on May 19, 2018
    If it's only a little tight fit you can plane/sand the edges to fit. Did it come with mortises for the hinges or did you have to cut your own? Motrises need to be in the proper position for the hinges or it won't hang right.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 10, 2021


    This is an art! Call in a carpenter used to fitting doors to do it for you. It won't take them long and it is really worth the cost to get a good job done!

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