What is hanging a door?

Sounds strange right? ‘Hanging a door’. Its a rather obvious name for a common practice when placing a door. This can be anything, from placing a door to a window that is able to open multiple ways. Hanging a door also consists of the engineering around the door and the finishing touch of making sure that the door is placed correctly.

What is hanging a door Cut Out for hinge
What is hanging a door Cut Out for hinge
What is hanging a door Cut Out for Door handle and lock
What is hanging a door Cut Out for Door handle and lock

How to hang a door?

For anyone who has little to none experience with hanging a door, this guide can be extremely useful. 

First you should start by measuring the frame where the door needs to be placed. Start at the top and work your way down until you have measured every part of the frame. 

Finished measuring the frame? Then start measuring the door. The measured width should be 6mm with a height of 10mm. The door then needs to be crafted towards the fitted size. Sharp edges can be sanded by using high quality sanding paper. 

Draw on three spots the marks where the hinges need to be assembled. Standard sizes are around 125 en 250mm respectively.

Create the holes for the hinges with a chisel and be sure to create a decent depth, height and width. Leave at least 1 mm for the hinges to have enough room to ‘breathe’. 

Place the hinges and you are finally ready to place the door. Remove unnecessary wood by using a plane. 

And you probably also want to be able to open your door. So don’t forget do drill a hole where you can place the door handles.

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