Skewed Door frames

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Capt T, May 14, 2007.

  1. Capt T

    Capt T Guest

    I am fitting new interior doors to upstairs rooms and have discovered that
    the top of the frame in each case is no where near horizontal. 1950 house so
    bit thrown up i suppose.
    If i plane the door top to fit i then find too big a gap at the bottom.What
    i need to do is to be able to tap down the top of the frame where it is too
    high until it is square.
    If i saw through the architrave and frame casing do you think it will then
    be apossible to do that? Anyone got an ideas ?
    TKS
    Capt T, May 14, 2007
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  2. Capt T

    Brian G Guest

    Capt T wrote:
    > I am fitting new interior doors to upstairs rooms and have discovered
    > that the top of the frame in each case is no where near horizontal.
    > 1950 house so bit thrown up i suppose.
    > If i plane the door top to fit i then find too big a gap at the
    > bottom.What i need to do is to be able to tap down the top of the
    > frame where it is too high until it is square.
    > If i saw through the architrave and frame casing do you think it will
    > then be apossible to do that? Anyone got an ideas ?
    > TKS


    Capt T,

    Yes it can be done.

    Remove the architraves from around the door and then locate and simply cut
    through the fixings between the wall and the back of the frame with a
    hacksaw blade on the side that you want to adjust.

    If there is enough room at the top of the frame, pick up the offending stile
    and 'nip' a bit off the bottom to suit and then refix the frame and
    architrave and hang the door.

    That's the simple way - it usually works but be ready for a few problems
    which with a little though are usually easy to overcome - although sometimes
    it's easier to take out the entire frame and then refit it to suit.

    Brian G
    Brian G, May 14, 2007
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