12:01PM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
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I have a 1920's home with an old door between the kitchen and dining room that swings both ways. Does any one know how to take a swinging door off of the frame? I need to trim the door but can not figure out how to remove it to do so. Thanks for any help - suggestions


08:21PM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Not sure what you mean about trimming the door since it has been there and presumably trimmed for all these years.

But to remove it, you will see some mounting plates at top and bottom of the door and on the sill and top jamb. There will be some screws that, when removed will release either the plate in the floor / jamb or from the piece that cradles the door itself.

If you remove the cradle trim from the door, you will see a way to release the mechanism holding it in place. If you take loose the floorsill and top jamb plates, the door will lift away by lifting the bootom and swinging the door out.

There are more than one style and manufacturer so I can't be any more specific.


02:29AM | 02/10/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
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Thank you for the response. The house has settled a bit and in addition, I am planning on doing a tiling project some time in the future that will require some trimming.
Your suggestion was what I thought I needed to do but wanted to make sure. Thanks again.
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