Is it possible to install a door frame with your own hands?
Well, this is not such a difficult task, especially when it comes to an experienced DIYer.
Having carefully studied the detailed algorithm of actions, he quite successfully implements it.
More often door frames go on sale ready-made, but assembled.
However, you can also purchase cut sawn timber, which in the process of work is adjusted to the desired size of the opening. This is their advantage.
Let's analyze the technology of the scheme for assembling the door frame and its subsequent installation.
The strength and aesthetics of the structure depends on how correctly and accurately it was box is installed.
Therefore, when working, it is important to pay attention to the parameters described below.
Often the frame needs to be installed instead of the old one that has lost its visual appeal or just obsolete.
Dismantling it is carried out as follows.
The platbands are carefully removed, after which the entire structure of the box is disassembled. The work is done with extreme care to avoid damaging the walls.
All fasteners, including anchor bolts, can be unscrewed or cut off.
The wall needs to be checked for strength, it may need strengthening.
It is better not to neglect the strength and reliability of the wall. The operational properties of the box depend on these qualities.
If you are in doubt, it is better to play it safe: install reinforcement and finish all unreliable areas with mortar.
To perform the forthcoming work, you will need a certain set of tools and consumables.
This set includes:
A professional tool is a rather expensive pleasure, but working with it easy and pleasant.The result also corresponds!
If you carry out the installation with improvised means, you may not achieve the required accuracy. Therefore, having a good tool plays a role.
The entire scope of the upcoming work can be divided into several stages.
First, all the bars of the future door structure are laid out on a flat floor.
The bars should be inspected to ensure that the shortest bar is equipped with special connecting slots.
These grooves of the upper beam must be docked with the side elements, after which the structure must be knocked down. To protect the material from damage, use a wooden construction mallet.
All parts of the structure are securely connected with screws. If the short bar does not have a finished groove, all the elements are connected with nails (or the same screws).
Next, the ends of the wooden bars must be sawed off so that they do not protrude and do not interfere with further assembly. The surface of the resulting structure should be smooth and even, the corners are strictly straight. You need to measure the top of the frame - you need an indicator of its width. Slightly more than the resulting size, a wooden strip is cut off, which is attached to the side beams with nails. The long ends of the rail are cut off.
At the next stage we will deal with equipment of loops. To do this, measure twenty centimeters from the upper edge of the inner side of the structure. Draw a pencil around the door hinge.
The depth of the buttonhole is calculated taking into account its thickness. The pads for fixing the loop are prepared with a router.
In the absence of this device, a set of chisels will help you.
For the lower hinge, the place is prepared in a similar way, taking into account the fact that there should be a distance of 21 cm from the very bottom of the structure to it (1 of them falls on the gap).
The door frame with hinges is carefully applied to the place of future installation, and the hinge attachment points are marked on the door leaf. Just like on the box, the hinge spots are prepared on the door.
The folded door-to-box hinge leaves a gap of 0.
The last, final stage. The height of the doorway in the side is measured, the indicators are transferred to the door bars.
The prepared door frame must be carefully lifted off the floor, inserted into the opening and installation started.
It is important to check its verticality, the horizontalness of the upper part, the perpendicularity of other elements.
The frame will not necessarily fit perfectly into the opening right away. There is nothing wrong with that.
All gaps between the frame and the opening can be easily eliminated using polyurethane foam or wedges.
When the frame is firmly in place, it must be securely fastened.
The door frame is attached to the doorway slopes with dowels.
After you have made sure the box is firmly and securely in the opening, you can remove the temporary slats and spacers for installation.
All protruding parts must be sawed off. The door frame assembly is complete.
Now you can proceed to fixing the platbands and hanging the door itself. To fix the platbands use glue , nails or screws.
After the installation is completed, the nail heads are rubbed, and special plastic plugs are put on the screws.
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