How I retrofit a wooden screen door. The opening width is 33 1/2 “.
Sharon on Jun 18, 2018What do you mean retrofit? are you trying to cut it down to a smaller doorway?Helpful Reply
Heje on Jun 18, 2018Most doors into a house are 36 inches. Therefore to make door fit you will need to add 2.5 inches somewhere. A thought would be to add 1.25 inches to each side of the door, glue well and screw on, then put a flat trim on both sides to cover the seams of the added material - glue on and nail.Helpful Reply
Heje on Jun 18, 2018If the door is too big for the opening, remove some of each side to balance the look, then sand the sides, put on a protective finish, reattach the hardwear.Helpful Reply
Sharon on Jun 19, 2018I would add a 3/4" thick 1" or 2" wood trim strip to each side of the doorway jam. If door is too short also, you could add one to the top of the door jam. Glue and screw it in place, and paint to match door jam.This will make your doorway narrower by 1 1/2" so wheelchairs or really large furniture may not fit through the doorway.Helpful Reply
Wco32857767 on Jun 19, 2018Thanks so much Sharon! I have another 36 “ entrance so it won’t Matter if the door jamb is smaller.Helpful Reply
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