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botanist

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03-18-2010 07:09 PM

Hey All,

I’m building a couple of closet doors from scratch for my basement renovation and I have questions about the final dimensions. The final dimensions for the opening will be about 60 inches wide by 68 inches tall and I plan to make two doors.
I’m wondering how much space I need to leave between the door jamb and the doors and the space I need to leave between the two doors to make sure that everything works ok. Should I leave an 1/8 gap between the door and the jamb and then 1/8 gap between the doors? Is 1/8 sufficient? Is it too much?


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#1 posted 03-18-2010 07:26 PM

It’s easier to take a little off than put a little back so start off with it fitting tight. Standard mortise in loose pin hinges? I would suggest making the two doors about an 1/8” overall less than the opening and plane the egdes to fit once the hinges are on.

Make sure you measure the opening at the top and bottom and on a diagonal to make sure its square.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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