~Rough openings(door)~

Old 02-02-03, 11:48 PM
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~Rough openings(door)~

Hello all,

I'm currently remodeling the basement & have a question on framing. I'm at the point now where I'm framing a non-load bearing wall that'll have three doors in it. What are the rough opening dimensions that I'll need? I'm gonna be using a 32", 30" & 28". I haven't purchased the door yet so I'm kinda stuck. I called Menards & I was told that I need the opening to be the door with plus 2". Does that sound right to you guys? I've measured one that was already installed & I'm figuring that I'll need only 1 1/2" over. That'll still leave me with room to shim. Your thought?

Edit: Or is that 1/2" gonna matter one way or the other.

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Old 02-04-03, 02:57 PM
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Width of the door plus 2". The jambs will be 3/4" on each side (1-1/2" total), and you need to allow some room between the jambs and the trimmer studs to compensate for things not being plumb, square, straight, etc.

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