Experts say – in the repair can not be small things. Every element, every detail of the interior must be executed correctly, organically fitting into the overall picture. Especially when it comes to installing doors. Installation of the interior door is a painstaking, but entirely feasible process. To help craftsmen who have decided to install the door structures themselves, the master class is to install the interior doors with their own hands. Watch a video with practical advice better before the start of installation work.
Do-it-yourself door installation – step by step instructions
To achieve a perfect result in the installation, will help step by step instructions for installing interior doors with their own hands. Armed with patience and the necessary tools you can start the process yourself.
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The required minimum of tools that you need to install the doors with your own hands:
- tape measure, pencil, construction knife;
- level, square;
- chisel, hammer;
- drills in a set, feather drills;
- Uglorez or stuslo and saw;
- screwdriver or drill.
How to properly install the interior door with their own hands, using power tools, prompt photos and videos.
Before assembly, the place where the work will be performed is made free. It is more convenient if it is a flat floor surface. In order to avoid damage to the floor covering, it is recommended to cover the floor with cardboard.
Using the miter box, we make a cut at an angle of 45 ° at the top on both vertical posts and on one side of the horizontal crossbar of the box. Using self-tapping screws, we connect one of the vertical posts to the horizontal component of the box. Screws are screwed into previously prepared holes with a drill so that the door cover does not burst. Calculate the internal size of the horizontal crossbar door frame. It is defined as the sum of the following values: double the thickness of the vertical pillar + door width + two gaps (left and right). The gaps are arranged to the left and to the right of the box for the free running of the door leaf and their size corresponds to 3 mm. We cut the lintel at an angle of 45 ° and connect it with self-tapping screws to the second vertical stand. We get a U-shaped design.
The length of the vertical posts along the inner contour is defined as the sum of the upper gap (3 mm), the height of the door leaf and the lower gap (10 mm). We make marks on the size and saw off extra centimeters of racks.
For example, you can find and get acquainted with the photo mounting the door frame with their own hands.
For attaching hinges to the door, mark 200 mm above and below the end of the door leaf. Fix a pencil place start canopies. We attach the loop between the marks, so that the edge of the loop strap is aligned with the edge of the end of the canvas.
Having made loops in two places, we draw the knife along the perimeter of the canopy. Thus, we denote the boundaries of the loop surface. It is advisable to hold the knife several times and deepen a little. When the outline of the loop is clearly marked, using a chisel remove the top layer of the coating under the canopy.
We do this carefully so as not to damage the coating outside the perimeter of the shed. The hinge should engage the recess flush with the surface of the door. After that, having pre-marked the holes, fasten the sheds with “native” screws.
In the same way we attach the hinges to the box. At the same time, we take into account that the distance from the top of the box to the beginning of the loop will be more by 3 mm, and from the bottom – by 10 mm (these are gaps).
We recommend to watch photos and video installation of interior doors with their own hands.
Choose a place for tie handle and lock. As a rule, handles on the doors are installed at a distance of about a meter from the bottom of the door leaf. You can insert a lock slightly higher or lower for your convenience. Stepping back from the edge of the desired distance, put the lock body to the canvas. We note where there will be door handles. With the help of feathers and a drill, cut a hole slightly smaller in diameter than the handles.
On the end surface of the door we outline the perimeter of the depression under the lock. Using feathers (feather drills), make a notch under the lock mechanism. It should fit completely into this recess. As in the case of hinges, we remove the layer along the perimeter of the plate covering the lock with a chisel.
Helpful advice! Accessories – an important accent in the composition of the door. Familiarize yourself with the photos in the catalogs, and choose the models of locks-handles suitable in style and good in execution. Remember, a cheap thing can not be quality.
When all the holes are prepared, install the handle and lock, fixing their position with screws.
In the same way, but already on the box, we cut a notch under the strike plate and make a recess under the tongue of the lock. Making a bar, check how the latch works when the door is closed. If the calculation is correct, finally fasten the reciprocal bar.
It is worth watching educational photos and videos how to fix the accessories to the doors.
When installing in the door frame aperture, we first make three holes in it in the places under the hinges and the strike plate. We put the box in the opening, fix the position of the racks with spacers and wedges.
Using the level, we expose the box vertically and fasten with screws through previously prepared holes. We check the compliance of the slots (gaps) with the established size and ensure that they are equal along the entire perimeter. Check the progress of the door – it should remain in the position in which you left it.
We fill the voids with foam in the position when the door is closed. Before filling the void, fix the position of the door relative to the box using cardboard. It is necessary that under the influence of foam box is not shifted.
Helpful advice! When filling gaps between the door frame and the end of the opening, use foam with a small secondary increase in volume. In this case, you prevent uncontrolled deformation of the box under the action of the sealant.
To protect the front surfaces of the box from contamination with foam will help paper tape.
A complete picture of the process is illustrated by a photo of the installation of an interior door with your own hands.
After filling the gaps with foam, we withstand the day. After that, carefully, flush with the wall, cut off the extra volume of foam with a knife.
Dobory installation of the interior door with their own hands (video lesson is offered below) is made in the case when the door frame does not cover the end of the wall across the width. Previously, such a drawback was made through a slope device. But it did not look very neat. Today it is masked with the help of dobor.
Having installed the box in the doorway with your own hands, we measure the width of the wall section uncovered by the door jamb. This will be the width of the dobor. If the door you purchased is more than this size in width, it should be dismissed along.
Measure out the length of the vertical strips dobor. This value will be equal to the distance from the floor to the horizontal jamb. Giving the desired size to the cross-section, you need to look so that it clearly lies on the vertical finishing strips.
We insert the holes into the special grooves of the opening and fasten it to the outside of the box with screws. Holes for screws must be drilled in advance.
Helpful advice! Acquiring door blocks and additional strips to them, make sure that they are the same in texture and color. Be careful when choosing a door through the Internet or in the photo catalog – the shade may differ from the real one!
The video will tell you how to install the interior door using dobor.
To hide the mounting clearances between the block and the wall, as well as to make the door structure decorative, use trim.
If the surface of the casing is flat, then it is not necessary to cut it at an angle of 45 °. The frames, connected at right angles, look impressive. If the shape of the trim is rounded, then cutting at 45 ° cannot be avoided.
It is recommended to first fit the length and cut the upper horizontal platband. Then, putting the left and right pillars alternately on it, saw them using a block.
It remains to fasten the trim of the casing with special (finishing) studs, the caps of which are invisible on the surface of the casing.
A complete picture of the process is illustrated in the video of the installation of door trim.
As soon as the installation of the door will be completed, it is necessary to check the correctness of the installation:
- door travel should be easy;
- the latch should work when you press;
- locking knob mechanisms at closing should not have gaps (backlashes);
- mounting clearances should be the same along the entire length of each side.
We offer for viewing the video “How to install interior doors with their own hands.”
After carefully studying the recommendations for installing the doors and reading the photos and videos, you can easily cope with the installation of the door. Properly selected and installed doors will be a reason to be proud of their work.