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what should my rough opening be for a 60 x 80 1/2 closet door?



What should my framed rough opening be for a 60 x 80 1/2" mirrored closet door?

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Posted 2013-05-25T13:58:37+0000  by pattilegs1 pattilegs1

Hello Pattilegs1,


The finished opening should be just about the same size. The doors have rollers that are adjustable so if the call out size is 60” x 80 ½” than that would be the opening size that it would fit in.


So for the rough opening all you would have to do is minus the thickness of whatever you are using to finish it with. For example if you are sheeting it with ½” drywall than you would minus 1” from the width and ½” from the height. Wood jambs are normally ¾” thick so you would minus 1 ½” off of the width and ¾” from the height.


In other words for drywall the rough opening would be 59” x 80" and for wood jambs it would be 49 ½” x 79 ¾”.


Let me know if you have any other questions. I would love to help.

Posted 2013-05-29T19:21:56+0000  by Christine_HD_OC
Thanks for the question and reply 

this makes sense but one question.  I plan on carpeting my bedroom thus the base trim will be installed and raised before the carpet is installed. 

I saw one video that the floor track should be raised as well 3/8 to make the carpet be able to tuck down into the floor for a nicer look and the carpet tack strips in front of the closet should have the nails bent down after the carpet is installed.   

If I am going to install a 3/8 raise in the floor this would affect my overall rough opening design. 

do this info sound reasonable?  
Posted 2019-12-30T01:19:58+0000  by abedj
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