Quick Tip: Hanging Double Doors

If you've ever tried hanging double doors, then you know it can be tricky. For top-quality results, keep in mind these tried-and-true tips from the pros.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 11:48 AM

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The tricky part of hanging double doors is that they have to meet in the middle. After hanging each door, check to see how they come together. It’s seldom perfect the first time. If they overlap by more than one-eighth of an inch, you’ll need to plane some off both doors. For smaller overlaps, only one door needs to be planed and sanded until you get a perfect fit.

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