Fitting a reclaimed wood door

Can a reclaimed wood door be fitted into an existing wooden frame or is it better to get a new frame fitted? Both are a standard size.

Asked by Catherine on 1st Oct 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"It should be possible if it’s the same size as the frame or within 3 mm"
Answered on 1st Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"Of course it can be fitted just needs to be trimmed to size just make sure that the hinging edge is secure & rot free"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Dec 2015 - report
"This depends on the type of reclaimed door.
If it is a nice stained glass door then you might want to do all your adjustments to the fram including if necessary replacing it.
But if they are both standard sizes and the thickness of the door will fit the rebate in the frame then you do not have a problem as I see it."
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"You can fit the door to existing frame s long as the frame ain't to big"
Answered on 1st Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"If the frame is sound then leave it, a renewed frame would be the same size as the existing frame"
Answered on 8th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi the door should be fine if door is not to big thanks John"
Answered on 1st Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"As long as there is fitting room on the reclaimed door to fit to the existing frame there should not be a problem."
Answered on 1st Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Yes it can be done if the existing architrave can accommodate the door. EG, they are same thickness. It would need lining up and hinged up correctly. Maybe some minor adjustments. Hope this helps"
Answered on 1st Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"It depends on the thickness of the door; would have to line up flush to the existing frame. Also, if there are existing hinges, they would need to align as with the previous door - or new resses for the frame would need created and of course, flush/hide the previous ones. All this can be done by a good carpenter.

In terms of width & height, providing the door is standard size, it may still need to be trimmed - which is very doable with the right tools. Of course you can take extra wood; but can't really add in this case; so if the door is shorter than required, then not a lot you can do."
Answered on 15th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Yes you can use a reclaimed door it's no problem just depending on the look of the door compered to a new door"
Answered on 14th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
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