Asked on Sep 15, 2019

How can I hang French doors that are a little too small?

FlipturnMorgan McBrideBijous


My door is 2” to small I need to hang them up any suggestions

5 answers
  • Are they interior or exterior doors?

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Sep 15, 2019

    You’re talking too small on the vertical axis? You’ll have to re-cut the hinge butt’s seat in the jamb set to align with how you want to deal with the 2” gap.

    That will take a very sharp chisel and patience.

    I would split the difference: 1” on each end.

  • Bijous
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Hi Veronica. You need to beef up the opening with wood. Since it's just two inches, a one by 7 (or whatever the opening is) will suffice. Then you can install your doors. Use a wider moulding to finish the frame out so the built up doesn't show. Good luck!

  • Morgan McBride
    on Sep 15, 2019

    You will have to add wood in between the door and the frame.

  • Flipturn
    on Sep 19, 2019

    Are the doors 2inches too small all the way around, or are they 2inches too short?

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