06:00AM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
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I have a 6 panel 3-hinge closet door that opens into the closet taking up valuable closet space.

I want to reverse it so that the door opens out into the bedroom. Do I need to get a new door frame, or can I just cut in new hinge templates into the outer half of the frame and door?

How do I make these cut-outs for the hinges?


02:05PM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You can remove the entire door frame and reverse it. If you try to cut new hinges you also have to remove the stop. You also have to hope the door and frame are square and will fit the opposite way without huge gaps.


08:22AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
I agree with Joe ,it's easier to remove & flip the entire frame.

Use a saws all to cut through the existing nails it'll got rather quickly... score the paint at the casing before you remove those, they should be reuseable as well if you take your time with a flat bar.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


04:26PM | 01/22/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
8 lifetime posts
As long as the door swing is okay, flipping is the easiest solution (right hand open in and left hand open out - or vise versa). If you want the hinges on the same side its almost easier to replace the whole door, as you really need to remove the door frame and replace the door jamb (or spend a lot of time patching the old one).

Good luck.

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