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How would you frame this bedroom door

Hammer 🔨 | Posted in General Questions on

I want to add a door to my kids room but it is odd shaped.  24 1/8 x 79 1/4.  There is also a mitered top frame, picture attached.  I was thinking sliding barn door but I know you guys hate that look.  What would you use in this situation?  Prehung won’t work because it’s below standard size.  Can I use a slab door with non mortise hinges?  I could get a cheap hollow door but not sure how to replace top and bottom after I cut it.  I see people using cut piece of door to fill in void, but I’m cutting an angled piece and the bottom.  Is there an easier way to fill void left behind like a piece of wood trim?

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  1. Expert Member
    Zephyr7 | | #1

    If you use a solid slab, you can cut to fit. Frame the opening normally, just block off that corner to give it some structure, then trim it “normally” :-)

    I don’t see why the hinges would give you any trouble here, just set the top one below the beveled corner if the hinges are on that side, unless there is a sloped ceiling in the way of the swing (I can’t tell from the pic).

    Bill

  2. Hammer 🔨 | | #2

    Thanks, I’m going to have to spend extra for a solid door. The ceiling is not sloped next to door but it will have to be on side where there is a beveled corner. Other side swings into wall. I wanted to use non mortise hinges just for ease since I need to buy a slab door I don’t want to try to notch out hinges for first time.

    1. Expert Member
      Zephyr7 | | #3

      Ryobi makes a simple and inexpensive jig to help with hinges. That might be another option for you. The orange store typically has the jig in stock.

      Bill

    2. Expert Member
      Malcolm Taylor | | #4

      Joe,

      You need to mortise the hinges. It will look like hell otherwise.

  3. But Why? | | #5

    I had the same issue in my upstairs so I framed a new wall where I could put in a pocket door. no worry about hinges or cutting. All I had to do is trim the odd opening.

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