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Building Skills

Building Skills

How To Cut a Prehung Exterior Door to a Custom Height

comments (0) September 10th, 2013 in Blogs
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Video Length: 3:39
Produced by: Andy Engel, Patrick McCombe, and Rob Wotzak

You don't have to order an expensive custom door if your rough opening is a non-standard size. Buy a stock door instead and make it fit.

In this video, carpenter and senior editor Andy Engel shows us how to disassemble a prehung exterior door; how to measure and cut the door slab to fit an existing opening; and how to shorten the jamb to match.

In this video, Andy Engel will demonstrate how to:

  • Disassemble the door and jamb
  • Make a shooting board--a tool for making accurate cuts with a circular saw
  • Measure and make the cut on the door slab
  • Cut the jamb to match
  • Reassemble the door and jamb


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