Hanging an interior door is pretty easy, but you need to make sure the door is correctly aligned and that it’s secure so that it doesn’t fall off its hinges or otherwise cause problems down the road. This article will walk you through the process of hanging a door properly so that your home looks great and operates smoothly for years to come.
Measure The Door And Note The Frame’s Width And Height
Before you begin, you have to measure the door and note the width and height of the frame. Then, determine how far apart you want to hang your interior doors.
If you have a large room that needs multiple doors separating it into sections, use these measurements as a guide when planning where to place them. If there are any outlets or light switches near where you plan to install your door(s), make sure they’re not covered by them when they’re closed.
Measure From The Centre Of The Jamb For The Handle
After that, you must measure from the centre of the jamb to where you want your handle to be, then measure from that point to where you want the latch to be. Make sure that you have a pencil and paper ready to write down these door-related measurements.
Align These Door Measurements With The Jamb And Mark Them
After you have aligned the door with the frame, measure from the centre of the jamb to where you want your handle to be. Then measure from that point to where you want your latch to be. Mark these measurements on the frame by using a pencil or chalk and make sure both marks are visible from both sides of the door.
Use A Power Drill To Create Holes For Mounting Screws At Each Location
You’ll need two types of drill bits: one that’s slightly smaller than the mounting screw and one that is slightly larger than your wood. If you’re using wood with a hard finish like oak, maple, or oak veneer, use an auger bit or spade bit instead of an ordinary twist drill bit because it will cut faster and easier through these harder materials.
Install Mounting Screws Before Attaching Brackets
Lastly, mounting screws are usually included with the door. If you don’t have these screws, they’re easy to find at any hardware store. You should then attach brackets or other hardware to the doorframe if necessary.
And after installing mounting screws in each hole, attach brackets or other hardware to the doorframe if necessary. If you are hanging a door from its track rather than mounting it directly on a wall, use a power drill (or cordless screwdriver) to create holes for the mounting screws.