How to Hang a New Door in an existing door frame.  With some attention to detail and by following the instructions shown in the following video and attached written instructions, this is a task that you can definitely accomplish! We show you, step-by-step, how to hang a new wood door in an existing jamb, including:

  • All the tools and materials you will need to accomplish the job
  • How to dry-fit the new door before attaching the hinges, including how to use shims, and how to determine and mark the spot where the hinges will go
  • How to mark and cut out the mortises for the new hinges.  This step can be accomplished in various ways, however, our video shows a method which requires only a wood chisel and a utility knife for tools, and how to carve out the mortise using those tools.
  • Drilling pilot holes and attaching the hinges to the new door with screws
  • How to set the new door in the old jamb

You Can Do This!

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Click HERE for How to Hang a New Door on an Old Jamb Written Instructions

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