Step 2: Install the Door

Mark Powers installs a door on an office cubicle «»
Ever wish you could make like Don Draper and enjoy bourbon-basted closed-door meetings in your very own office? That's a tough task when you don't even have a door. To install one, slide the frame of a pre-hung door into your cubicle opening. Shim as necessary to square, then screw it in place. Cope the saddle so it fits snug with the jam profile, and install the base of the door opening. Mortise the casing and door for the hinges, screw on the hinge plates, and attach the door. Cocktails anyone?
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • scribe
      Scribe for marking cope cuts on saddle
    • coping saw
      Coping saw

    Shopping List

    1. 1x4s for rafters, ridge beams, and collar ties

    2. ¼-inch plywood for roof sheathing

    3. Molded pre-hung door

    4. Door lockset

    5. Door knocker

    6. Shims

    7. Wood saddle

    8. Urethane foam fluted pilasters

    9. Urethane foam door pediment

    10. 8d ring-shank nails

    11. 2-inch screws

    12. Paint