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I need to build a small outdoor utility shack, just wide enough

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I need to build a small outdoor utility shack, just wide enough to mount an exterior door. What is the narrowest exterior door commonly available, and how much extra width do I need to plan for to mount the door?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rich replied 3 years ago.

Rich :

Hello .. Rich here .. are you planning to build this shack out of wood studs and plywood panels ?

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I think you can find a 2 foot 8 inch door at your local supply house

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
More likely structured insulated panels, which are foam core sandwiched in plywood, as I understand it. I'm going to ask them for a quote, and need to decide on my dimensions.

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Expert:  Rich replied 3 years ago.

You will need to know what their construction is in the support of the corner to know how wide the front has to be

the door needs about 1 1/2 inches on each side for the rough in and frame .. so a 3 foot opening and probably a 4 inch minimum corner construction

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