Off-the-shelf door replacement - easy?
July 25, 2010 3:34 PM Subscribe
Can I replace a 28-inch-wide interior (closet) door with a new one off the shelf at Lowe's or Home Depot, with no carpentry required? Or would I need to rout out the hinge areas and align the knob with the existing hit plate?
posted by amtho to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically, my neighbor needs a new closet door. I think about just showing up with a door, but I'm not into doing a lot of carpentry for this project. Is it likely that a new one would "just fit"? Are hinges placed in standard locations on the door? Not interested in buying a pre-hung door with a frame - don't want to replace the frame (did that once).
We have identical, but reversed-floor-plan, condos, so I'm sure her closet door is similar to mine - standard, 28-inch wide, hollow core.