Addition of home office - door width/height?

Old 02-28-08, 10:01 AM
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Addition of home office - door width/height?

I'm going to wall off a home office for my wife and would like to frame it such that an interior door to the office could be installed if/when one is desired at a later date.

What width and height dimension should I frame out the opening so it would accept one of those standard prehung doors if required in the future?

Old 02-28-08, 10:25 AM
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Hi wayne,

Decide what actual door size you want. I'd recommend at least a 30", 32" or even 36" if you have the space. makes things much easier when yer moving things in or out.

Std nominal size pre-hung doors (24, 28, 30, 32, 36) require an opening 2" wider, and 2 1/2" higher than the door itself.

IE 30 x 80 door requires an opening of 32 x 82 1/2"

Remember to take into consideration the drywall when you do your rough framing.
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What he said, but I would figure for a 36" door. Anything smaller is no good when moving furniture, etc.

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