09:49AM | 01/05/99

I am having difficulty replacing the interior doors in my 35-year old ranch house. I have used the measurements from the old doors (which fit OK) to determine how much to plane off the inner edge, and where to place the hinges. I am on my third door, and it seems that every time I replace one it takes about 5 tries to get it to fit correctly, because the door won't close entirely (it bucks on the hinge and leaves a one foot gap). Any suggestions?

David, Moderator

11:52PM | 11/30/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
174 lifetime posts
Her is a Bob Vila video about hanging interiors. I would suggest watching and getting some pointers.
From experience, I can tell you that sometimes it does take several fittings to get a proper fit.
If you are getting a buck on the hinge , then I would venture to say that your hinges are not installed properly.
Frame may be tilted which would cause hinge to sit at an angle, which would cause bucking.
Hope this was helpful.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon