How To Shorten An Exterior Steel Door?

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How do you shorten a Prehung steel door?

2:083:39How To Cut a Prehung Exterior Door to a Custom Height - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipUse care so you don't damage anything that shows you'll need to shorten frame by the same amount asMoreUse care so you don't damage anything that shows you'll need to shorten frame by the same amount as you did the door mark. The sill angle first and then the jamb length. Then cut the jams to length.

Can you cut down an exterior door?

Exterior wooden doors can have a core of either chipboard or solid wood with veneer on both sides, or they can have solid multiple panels inside a solid wood frame. Either way, they have a perimeter that can be cut down on either side or on the ends.

How much can you cut off the bottom of a steel door?

Need to trim off about 3″ from a new prehng insulated steel door (and jambs) before I hang it. The door will be the access to a basement storage area, and will be exposed to the elements.

What's the best way to cut the bottom off a steel door?

Line up the metal saw blade at the edge of the door that corresponds with the marked line. Make sure the shoe of the saw is flat on the door before cutting. Adjust the saw depth so that the saw blade cuts approximately 1/4 inch through the bottom of the door.

How do you cut a door to size?

The smallest of these three measurements is the reference you need for cutting your door to size. Measure and mark the door from the top down along each edge, 1/4-inch shorter than the shortest measurement of your jamb. Wrap a piece of masking tape around the door with its center in line with the two marks.

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