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52.5" rough opening

I can't find an ideal fit for this opening. Door sizes seem to jump from 48"to 60". I know a 48" would fit a rough opening of 50", but it seems there would be to much room to play with a wider opening, even with the shims. Will a 48" work or do you have any suggestions other than enclosing the door more to fit the smaller door?

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Posted 2017-08-16T06:06:30+0000  by tmass192 tmass192
That's a tough one.  What about a 36" door and a 12" sidelight?  At would require a rough opening of about 51 1/2".
Posted 2017-08-16T09:05:59+0000  by Adam444
Well it's an interior door so the sidelight might look funny. It is also for a room that will be a home to someone with a wheelchair so I would like to maintain as large of an opening as possible for ease of use.
Posted 2017-08-16T11:17:15+0000  by tmass192
Sorry, I had just assumed it to be an exterior door.  I think that short of truly custom, you have reframe the opening for a 42" door and patch the wall.  Another alternative is to use a double door like a 42" and a 12".  You'd have to reframe the opening there as well but you could use the 42" side as the operating door and leave the 12" closed.

As long long as the wall isn't load bearing, it's pretty easy to do.  If it load bearing, you just have to support the load while you work on the opening.

Posted 2017-08-16T22:48:01+0000  by Adam444
Hello tmass192 and welcome to the Community.

Another alternative is to visit your local Home Depot Millwork (doors and window) department and see if they can special order an interior door that is closer to your rough opening.  They could also help you  find a split door as Adam444 suggested.

Thanks for your inquiry.


Posted 2017-08-17T14:37:21+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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