Need a bigger walk thru interior door

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  1. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    If I had trim that would fill some gap. I originally drilled through the Sheetrock and was going to use spacers (washers) in an effort to not use a header board and not crush The Sheetrock. Almost worked. Unfortunately it hit about 1/8 of an inch below the top of my bottom plate on the second floor. I could have either trimmed off a little at the bottom of the door or tried to hit studs which would have required drilling additional holes in the rail.

    Took the easy route :-)


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    Trim makes it work. Privacy was important here.
    That piece of glass cost 1400.00. Working with it was a little nerve-wracking.
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  3. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    Nice work. I can only imagine :-)
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    I can relate. When I was starting out I was hired to hang a 5 figure antique chandelier in a well known actor's beach house. Local electricians didn't want to do it. Bit nerve wracking but scaffolding and 4 guys got it done. Best part was no suprises. And with risk comes reward. :jkam

    OP, nice job on the door.
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    I had somewhat similar situation with a gazebo and found using several door sweeps in vertical applications worked well for me. I used a 4 of the brush sweeps in bronze. Not as nice
    as the trim but easy to install and works fine for my application without getting any complaints from my wife....

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  6. Yinzer Moto

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    Why can’t you install trim to close the gap?
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  7. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    The gap is just a little over 1 inch. If I trimmed it out I would still have a strong 1/2”gap. Aesthetically it looks great. It might look even better if I pick up some trim and distress it and stain it, but that still will leave me with a 1/2 gap.

    There is a variety of ways to address the remaining gap with weatherstripping, etc.

    If I decide to do this (for the winter months) https://www.amazon.com/Strip-Curtai...EQDN69NFGXC&psc=1&refRID=Q07AHBAP4EQDN69NFGXC

    I really don’t need to do anything else.
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  8. Yinzer Moto

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    Who says trim has to be 1/2” thick? If you want to stay at 1/2”, then apply something to the backside of the door to make up that difference. Distressing and staining to match the door.
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    I guess I am just thinking about the normal thickness of commonly purchased lumber.

    I’ve not thought about furring out the back side of the door.......hmmmm

    What could I use (that’s not cost prohibitive) for a 1 inch thick trim? Rip a 2x4?
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    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    6221ABCF-2B6F-43F0-BEEC-515EAFD8272E.jpeg Geez....I am overthinking this....I just found another option online.
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  11. Yinzer Moto

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    That looks nice.

    You could probably attach some door sweep material to the backside of that, where it will not be visible.
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    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    Thanks! Hot water and a floor drain......essentials for a home shop!:clap
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