Quiz: Can you replace and hang an interior door yourself?
You need a new door and you are thinking of calling in the professionals. Well, hang up that idea because you can probably do it all by yourself. It's not difficult, especially if you go for a prehung door. See how high you score on our quiz about how to hang an interior door.
How would you install a door in a partition wall with ease?
by creating a flap opening instead of a wooden door with a frame
by installing a pocket door
by buying a prehung door
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a prehung door?
The door is already in a frame.
The door already has the hardware added.
The door is already painted.
Approximately how long would it take to install a prehung door?
one to two hours
two to three hours
three to four hours
Which of these is a vital piece of equipment used for installing a prehung door?
What will already be on one side of a prehung door frame?
How much space do you need to allow at the side and head jambs for a proper fitting?
2 inches (5 centimeters) at the side and 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) at the head jamb
3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the side and 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) at the head jamb
3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the side and 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the head jamb
What is the first step in hanging the door called?
If there are any gaps in the rough opening around the new door, what can you fill them with?
cedar shingle shims
What are the best nails to use for the side and head jambs?
16d finishing nails
joist hanger nails
What can you fill the holes in the shims and jambs with?
How do you attach the molding?
What type of nail should you use for the molding?
10d finishing nails
To finish securing the molding, what do you do with the nail heads?
Screw them in tightly.
Cover them with glue.
Where you should you apply wood sealer after the door has been hung?
just to the door frame
to both sides of the door
to all the surfaces of the door
Is it necessary to also put sealer on the casings and moldings?