Carpentry & Joinery Question

Oak french doors

I need oak or oak veneer external french doors 1850mm wide. Im struggling to find any this width... anybody know where i can get some? I can find plenty 1800mm wide. Can i use 1800mm wide and somehow fill the 50mm that is left?

2 Answers

That would be your best bet. 25mm packer to each side-timber same depth as your frame. to the out side just picture frame the doors in on the sides and top with say some arc 35 mm wide. To the inside if the plaster line is thick probably it can be covered with Quadrant or a D-bead profile. Done it loads of times, never had a problem

Answered 9th Feb 2013

T J Hubble

Member since 18 Aug 2009

Depending on the door frame you have you could add timber equally to either side of the frame. If the doorstop is part of the door frame itself this makes things slightly harder. For example if the door frame width was 100mm then you could fit some pse timber cut down from 5x1. Pse = planed square edge, basically a finished smooth timber for joinery purpose widely available from builders merchants. 5x1 is the start size of the timber before it is planed so in metric it would be 125x25 after planing it would be something like 120x20. So you would need to rip it down to 100x20. So 20mm + 20mm = 40mm . 1850-40mm (the added timber on either side of the frame) =1810mm opening size. add this to your frame, so if your frame is hopefully plumb your opening will be approx 1810 which should be ok to fit the doors in as you need a gap at each hinge side of door and a gap in the middle. You may need to plane the leading edges where they meet down slightly to fit.If you use pse timber treat it with wood preserver and paint before you fit it. Then counter sink all screw holes so they can be plugged or filled. If the door frame is moulded you could use a narrower piece of timber and then fit new stops to the frame. Hope this helps

Answered 9th Feb 2013

Christopher Doel Carpentry and Joinery

Member since 15 Nov 2012

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