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Framing a 77 x 33" door for garden studio

Postby Paddypower95 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:21 pm

Building a garden studio/outhouse and have ran into a problem with the exterior door. The door I have is an internal 1955x838 oak, but have picked up a standard 1981x838 hardwood frame for it. I can't find any 1955 door frames, and I am keen not to pay for a custom built one due to my budget.
I have thought about extending the door height by gluing some hardwood strip wood to the end - however the area the building is in can get very wet and damp. I am worried this may damage the door with time due to contraction and rot etc, even if I stain and treat it well.

Any advice is welcome, I am well aware that I probably need a new door, but if anyone can think of a way around it it would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi paddypower95
Probably easier to fit strips to the frame to reduce the opening size however the success of using an internal door externally will be your experiment.
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