Whelp, I framed a door like so, and now the bottom is 1 inch narrower than the top.

Whelp, I framed a door like so, and now the bottom is 1 inch narrower than the top. Is this catastrophic or can I still squeeze a door in?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >catastrophic
    Yes but how the fuck did you do that? That takes a special kind of incompetence.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you find a framing error, and can fix it, then do so.
    Altering later stuff to fit is just compounding the error.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How exacly did you screw up?

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You don't need to fix anything. Just trim the door to match. You sound a little bit retarded though so be careful to trim the correct part of the door.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This, don’t listen to this noob

      If you find a framing error, and can fix it, then do so.
      Altering later stuff to fit is just compounding the error.

      .

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely fucking retarded, this will be a perpetual thorn in his side as the house settles over time and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. He will be perpetually readjusting the door as it sticks. If the framing is exposed then fucking correct it right now. Almost certainly he failed to account for the fact the house is already settled and the roof or floor is not level.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      When you have guests over they think you hired a drunk polish contractor to do your home

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I've been a professional drunk Pollack for 35 years. Here is how to do it right. Install the door, close it, find where it hits the frame, then mark it with a pencil. Open the door back up and measure 1.5 inches in from there then make a mark all the way down to the bottom. Use an angle grinder to cut the notch out. Be careful though if you don't make your cuts square people will think you are stupid. Your door should look like picrel when done.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          wat

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Get a door prehung for a 30" rough opening and see if it fits while staying square

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If your installing a prehung door see if it fits if not get a smaller one and shim the difference or go back and fix your fuck up.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >and now the bottom is 1 inch narrower than the top
    So it's out of square? Fix it then. That's literally the most basic thing you should make right, but how did even you do that in the first place?

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You building an earthquake shelter in your wall or something?

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You've got 3 studs holding up that opening. Just take out materials on the bottom and feather it up the stud to make it fit. If it's too big shave it off. Better to have a level and square rough opening than a whacked out door.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hold a level against the studs to figure out which is out of plumb. Pull or sawzall the nails out of all three studs at the bottom and whack them with a hammer until they're where you want them. Check plumb again and refasten the bottoms.

    Next time, use a laser level to mark where the tops of your studs need to go with a pencil (on top of the laser line.) Fine tune your rough door opening with the level.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >now the bottom is 1 inch narrower than the top
    FUCKING KEK
    maybe removing the filler stud and cut it in angle so its even in both sides when placed

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you're an inch out of square, you fucked up. fix it. retard.

  13. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Who in the fuckn uses that many studs to frame a door…an idiot that’s who…you’re fired

  14. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Find out which side is out of level, and then fucking wail on the jack and king studs of that side with a 20lb sledgehammer. Like fucking go completely retarded on it, just smash and smash and smash it until there are chunks of wood flying everywhere and you feel like you're going to puke. You'll have plenty of room then

  15. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    cut the bottom plate on one side 1 inch back and then knock the framing and filler studes back to match.

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