I bought some used French doors to replace a sliding door. The sliding door measured 96" X 60". The French doors measure 96" X 60¼". I made the mistake of not measuring both doors. I just measured that the first door was < 30" and assumed I was ok. The other door was an inch bigger. The frame for the French doors is also thicker than the sliding door, mistake number two. My question is, what should I do? The biggest challenge I have is that I need about ½ inch on at least one side and about ½ inch on the top. Mistake number three was not considering that the doors need to clear the tile when they open inward. That's why I need about another ½ inch on the top.
Do I need to throw in the towel on the doors or try to re-frame it? There are two studs on each side. I don't see any studs above the 2X4 going across the top (I have 10' ceilings). I was considering moving that 2X4 up about an inch and then sawing/prying one of the side studs. That doesn't seem natural. I suppose the "right" way to do it would be to remove both studs from one side and then move both of them. I'm just not certain I can easily do that.
In case you can't tell, I'm not a professional. Any advice is appreciated. I'm willing to get new doors, but that's not my preference.