Ask a tradesperson
Oak veneer internal door
I am thinking to buy an oak veneer internal door to replace an old one. The problem is: the width of my existing door is 738-730 mm, door opening is 740 mm (top) and 732 mm (bottom). The door I'd like to buy is 762 mm width and can be trimmed up to 10 mm from each side, which would make 742 mm width of it. Will that be enough? Will fitting this door be realistic? Thanks a lot for your professional advices!
4 Answers from MyBuilder Carpenters & Joiners
My advice would be try and source one from another store,or have a joiner make you one from new, or buy the bigger size as suggested and reduce both sides so equal and re-lip door with lipping as supplied/glued /to door.hope this helps.
Answered 31st Jul 2019
The suggestions from the gentleman above are good ones.
To give you another option however, it might be worth sourcing your door in metric sizes, i have done this in the past for homes on the southcoast when the frames have been different to the standard imperial sizes.
Heres the metric sizes:
2040 x 526/626/726/826/926 x 40mm.
If you purchased the 726mm door size you could simply pack out one side of the door frame with a new piece of timber and then comfortably trim the new door to size within the tolernaces. You might find this easier than potentially re lipping the door if you cut to much off.
I hope this helps,
Answered 31st Jul 2019
Hi Natalia, only problem with a metric door is you will have to remove 29.5 of the top and bottom. Howdens do a 2ft4w ( 711mm)x 6ft6(1981). The architraves would need to be removed, cut between the head and1leg of the lining. Move leg to reduce spacing to allow a std 711 x 1981 door to be fitted, re atatch leg using pocket hole screws, pack out space between wall and lining aprox 29mm make sure both legs are plumb re fit architraves. Now you can fit your std 711 x 1981 door with only monor adjustment to the door. Iv done this many times over the years its not as complicated as it seems.
Adjustment to the door lining is far cheaper than having a joiner build you a bespoke door. Hope this is helpful.
Answered 12th Aug 2019
Another possibility is to buy a 686mm wide door and have a joiner add an extra lipping to both sides.
This will also give you a bigger margin for planning it in to suit the frame.
Answered 1st Aug 2019
hello is oak veneer ogee skirting and door facing just as good as real oak thankyou.
i want to put two internal oak doors in hall one with half glass oak door facings oak ogee skirting thankyou
- I'm changing all the doors in my house to oak. I have an under stairs cupboard, which I can't find a matching door for. Is there any way I can put an oak veneer on this door?
New front door without damaging internal flooring by replacing internal door frame?
We live in a mid terrace which opens into the living room from front door. We have recently laid down LVT which runs all the way...
Internal door strike plate too far back from door latch but lack of door frame surface left
I've have a internal bedroom door which just about latches closed if I additionally pull the door shut. Basically I need to bring...
Post your job to find high quality tradespeople and get free quotes
- All Questions
- Architectural Services
- Bathroom Fitting
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Carpet & Lino
- Central Heating
- Chimneys & Fireplaces
- Conversions - General
- Damp Proofing
- Demolition & Waste Clearance
- Fascias, Soffits & Guttering
- Gas Work
- Groundwork & Foundations
- Hard Flooring
- Kitchen Fitting
- Landscape Gardening
- Loft Conversions
- New Builds
- Painting & Decorating
- Restoration & Refurbishment
- Security Systems
- Tree Surgery