Smart way to hang a door make a DIY shim


Smart way to hang a door make a DIY shim

With so many doors to hang after painting and replacing hardware, I had to come up with a way to help me do it quickly since I didn’t have a helper.

To make this DIY shim, I start by measuring from your floor to the first hole of the bottom hinge

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Then measure from the bottom of your door to the first hole in the bottom hinge

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Then subtract to find the difference.

Mine is 1 1/4″

To make the shim I just had to know what materials I had on hand and what they measured. I had lots of 2×4’s but they are actually 1 1/2″ so I thought I would get creative to get to this kind of odd height.

I used a spare piece of 1×4 wood that is actually 3/4″ thick then a scrap piece of 1/2″ thick drywall.

Simply screw the drywall onto the 1×4 and voila I have a 1 1/4″ shim.

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I set the shim under the door while on the floor to see if I would be close to the 11 1/4″ measurement of the door jamb hinge height and it’s close enough for me!

I can use this over and over while I hang the other doors.

Hope you found this helpful!

Holly

If you are like me and see how door improvements can completely change a room, you might find this project interesting DIY Craftsman Style Door Trim

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