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If u have a solid hard wood door trimming from the door would be the easiest way to go but if it is not one solid piece of wood by all means go for the rough opening.


I could give you some easy tips on adjusting the door and jamb but I would only do that if there wasn't the option to - make the frame bigger (rough opening). You can plane off 1/4" on one of the sides in about 5-10 minutes and you won't be messing with the integrity of the door you bought. You can plane sloppy and with shims you are still good to go.


Best bet is to trim the door on the hinge side. Why? Why the door and not the frame? Easier, cleaner, can remove the door to work on, much harder to work on the frame in place or reinstall the frame. Why the hinge side and not the latch side? For the very simple reason that the door latch is not adjustable and set by the distance of the hole for the knobs. ...


If it were me, I would trim off the latch side of the door, and reduce the width of the jamb appropriately. There are ways that can reinforce that part of the door if needed, but it would be more difficult to reinforce the hinge side which is where most of the forces are.


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I'm not sure how you're going to be able to do that with this hinge. There are a few tactical issues. First, the hinge requires a mortise which would typically be on the inside of the door. So now you'll have to figure out how to cut the mortise on the inside of the cabinet frame. Second, The hinge is a 110 degree hinge but it's meant to swing in the ...


Depending the style of trim and width, will help determine how much fudging can be done. Usually, depending on the trim choice and whether it is mitered or not, 1/2" can be taken away by moving the jamb past the wall at the top and the bottom to aid in getting it closer to plumb and carve away the drywall strategically to help ease the trim to meet the wall ...


You need to study the door and its sag carefully. Some things to look at: When you pull up on the door knob edge of the door do you see: Does it look like the door jamb on the upper hinge side is moving? Does the jamb look solid but the upper corner of the door is moving toward the hinge side? Or does it appear as if the door itself is flexing? The answer ...


In all my years of hanging doors, prehung and many from scratch, where the hinges were cut in as well as all the other hardware, I have never needed to bend a single hinge. If the sagging is from loose screws, they need tightening or replace with a longer screw for better grab. Sometimes the hinge need a shim placed behind it cut from cardboard and build up ...

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