Forum Title: Replacement Door Problem
I have another thread where I was asking about making cheap hollow-core doors for my basement. I decided to take my luan doors from my main floor (since they are old and looking crappy) and use them in the basement, and get new nicer ones for my main floor. I would get the hollow-core that look like panel doors for the main floor. (Masonite Textured 6-Panel Hollow Core Primed Composite Interior Door Slab-16474 at The Home Depot) But, in measuring my current doors, they are about 1/8 of an inch less in width and an inch less in height than the Home Depot ones. I'm not sure why, but my luan doors (original with the house) measure 29 1/8 inch wide and 79 inches tall. One of them is even 29 3/4 inches wide. I dont want to put new frames in. I wanted to just replace the door as simply as possible. It doesnt look like I can cut these doors without making a mess of them. Any ideas what to do here?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: MARIO HOWELL (Terre Haute, IN), 01/10/2019

I would venture to say either Peachtree or Andersen from the hardware. Can you post pictures of the damaged area?

- JUSTIN MORRIS (Bristol, CT), 02/11/2019

Woodbutcher, thanks for the great detail. I have a question though. Why wouldnt I measure the old door (top to bottom, left to right) and cut the new door to the exact same size. And then begin the process. I just dont get why the left/right dimensions are not taken care of until after the door is hung initialy.

- KIMBERLY HARRIS (Eugene, OR), 03/07/2019

After thinking it through more, I'm guessing the reason is because, on the new door, even though the location of the hinge mortises is transferred from the old door, the mortise depth might be slightly different, giving a different fit/reveal. Is that the reason or is there more?

- DENISE RICHARDSON (Melbourne, FL), 03/04/2019

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