how to hang an internal door
This is a fairly simple job, although some DIY skills are needed on the hinges of the new door to cut the holes.
It takes about 2-3 hours.
Unscrew the old door and remove the screw from the bottom hinge before the top hinge. [
Note: When the hinge or screw is painted, cut off with an old screwdriver. ]
When the last screw is removed from the top hinge, make sure the door is well supported.
Place the new door on the door frame to see if adjustments are needed.
Use the old door as a template by placing the old door at the top of the new door and marking where it is flat or cut.
If you need to remove more than 6mm from the height of the new door, use the panel saw and polish it smooth.
If the distance you need to trim is less than 6mm then use the power plane.
Ideally, there should be a 2mm gap between the door and the frame.
Screw each hinge to the door frame with a screw, then open the hinge.
Hinge pivot (edges)
Should come out from the edge of the frame.
Unscrew the hinges from the door frame and place them on the edge of the door to make sure they are arranged correctly.
Draw around the hinge flap and mark the width of the hinge to the door using the straight edge.
Using achisel to perform a series of cuts on the wood at a 5mm interval, the cutting depth is the same as the baffle supported by the door on the wedge, fixing the hinge flap on the door frame. [
Use only one screw so you can make adjustments. ]
Check if the door is easy to open and close.
If so, then you can fix the rest of the screws.
When painting the door, always follow the wood grain for a smooth surface.
Clean the door with a rag.
Open the door and apply a primer and a base coating.
Once dry, paint the door of your choice.