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    Default Extending External Door

    I have just replaced the front door frame with an old frame that has some leadlight windows. The problem is the door frame size isn't standard and I couldn't get a door to match, even from the salvage yard. The frame size is 910 x 2115 and the closest door is 900 x 2070. Is it easier to add some wood to the door or increase the door jamb?? After hanging the door there is a 4 cm gap at the base.
    Any help appreciated

    Fordy

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    Just add some timber to the door, both sides, and either top or bottom.
    I assume your going to paint the door when finished??

    Al

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    What Al said.

    I did this to my front door 12 years ago, and it still looks good. You wouldn't know if you hadn't been told.

    Just make sure you use a hardwood.

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    Yep sure am,
    Thanks thought that would have been the easiest way..

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    Plenty of hardwood in town so it shouldn't be too hard to find,
    Thanks

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    What type of door are you getting?? You can get all standard solid core and hollow core 4 panel doors at 920 x 2340.

    *mark

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    Brought the only door that was available in town, solid 900 x 2070.
    920 would be just too big...
    Only problem living in a smaller town

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    Speaking of doors and it may be off the subject. When we built last year, my old man made the front and back doors out of 25 mm mdf, 2 sheets so 50 mm thick with pine 50 x 25 down the sides, let me tell you its bloody heavy and very very solid. sealed and painted looks great and cheap too.

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    There's always the option of making one like the one on this link but maybe it's just a matter of adding something to the top of the door frame.
    http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_..._26952,00.html

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