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beyond closing the door: how to close the whole doorway
LIPINSKIMAY 18,1997 sometimes, a door may need to be removed from the renovation scheme and then the opening is closed.
Doing so can change the entrance of the room, give you more privacy, or add extra wall space.
Closing the doorways seems like a complex project, but in fact it\'s a relatively simple task for anyone with basic manual tool skills.
The only real trick to this work is to carefully plan and pay attention to the proper woodworking procedures.
Measure the opening first before you pick up any tool, then estimate and purchase the material you need.
This will eliminate the situation of running back and forth to the nearest home Center to purchase additional supplies.
From the door
Most interior doors have loose spots. pin hinges.
It\'s just a matter of tapping the hinge pin to release the door.
Knock off the bottom pin first, then the middle pin, and finally the top pin.
Remove the door and remove all the hardware from the frame.
Model removal next time (casing)
Walk past the door
Use a flat crowbar or a wide flat chisel to pry the mold from jamb and the wall.
The narrow shape will be fixed in the appropriate position, and the finish nail will enter jamb through the surface of the workpiece.
Pry them open by inserting a crowbar between the shell and jamb.
Work carefully so that you can salvage as many pieces as you can;
They may be useful for future projects.
However, it can be difficult to save all of these decorations if these parts are also glued to the proper location.
The wide shape may have additional nails that go directly into the wall post.
In this case, you have to insert the rod between the molding and the wall to pry the shell open.
Place the block of wood wrapped in cloth under the crowbar for additional leverage.
Cloth bag can protect the wall.
The door mold with diagonal angle can pass through the angle nail.
If the nail heads are visible, you can hold them with pliers and pull them out.
If the head is hidden under paint or wood filler, you can cut some wood to reveal the nail head if you have no intention of salvaging the molding material.
Otherwise, try to remove the sides and the top parts as a unit and then separate them when they are out of the door frame.
Remove the advertising of the shape, the door post (side pieces)and header (top piece)
Will be completely exposed.
There are two ways to remove these fragments.
If you can catch the nails, pull them out with pliers or claw hammers.
Insert the saw blade if the head is embedded in the Wood (
Wrap the tape around the blade of the handle)
Cut nails between jamb and studs.
After removing the nail, lift the jambs and header as a unit (
Tap the assembly gently with a hammer (if the assembly is in place).
Check if the wall nail has a prominent nail.
Either pull them, open them into the studs, or cut them flat.
Then remove the threshold (saddle)
Ask from the floor.
Use the padded block again to avoid damage to the floor surface.
At this time, the demolition work has been completed and construction can be started.
Cut 2 by 4 to fit the bottom of the door opening.
Lay it flat on the floor between the wall nails and nail it in place.
This 2 by 4 is called the shoe bottom plate and will provide a flat DingTalk surface for the upright bolts.
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Measure the distance between the bottom plate and the double head of the new shoe (
2 nailed together by 4)
At the top of the opening ceremony.
Cut two lengths of 2 by 4 by this size.
Nail a 2 by 4 bolt on each side of the opening.
Make sure they are flush with existing bolts before you fix them in place.
Cut 2 more by 4 to fit the top between the newly installed bolts.
Nail it on the double head.
Finally cut a bolt to fit the center of the opening between the head and the sole.
To fix this center Bolt, you have to nail it with your toenails. -
Drive the nail at a certain angle so that it enters the side of the bolt and penetrates into the bottom and the surface of the top plate.
These 5 pieces 2 by 4 form the frame of the door closing.
The next step is to install the wall panel on the frame.
Carefully measure the opening, then cut two wall panels with a tool knife, one on each side.
Obviously, the thickness of the new wall panel must be the same (either 3/8-or 1/2-inch)
Like on the surrounding walls. Use ring-
Fix the wall studs or wall screws in place.
Ideally, the new wall panel patch should stick to the opening and flush with the surrounding walls. Use all-
The purpose connection compound covers the nail head and fills in the connection between the patch and the adjacent wall.
It is also necessary to cover the seams with seam tape to ensure the walls are completely smooth.
Cut the joint tape long enough to cover the perimeter of the patch and then embed them in the mixture above the joint.
Apply another layer of compound using a wide band knife to make the surface smooth.
Make it completely dry before applying another coat.
After drying, polish it and apply a primer.
Cut the new base plate forming pieces to fit the gap between the existing ones, and then pin them in the appropriate position.
Finally, the work done matches the adjacent area.
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A version of the article appears in print on May 18, 1997, and on the WC13 page of the national edition, the title is: in addition to closing the door: how to close the entire door.