When you want to know how to measure for a door, it is a good idea to take a look at how to measure for a door with a tape measurer first. You will need this device to be able to get accurate measurements. First, you should have access to the ends of the door where you intend to drill holes. Take a measurement from each end of the door by simply pulling on the tape measure out and measuring. The distance between holes you find on the door will determine the width of the door. In order to get a close estimate, consider drawing a line across each of the drilled holes and marking it on the tape measure as well.
To help you with your DIY house help, here is a helpful tip. If you are dealing with an opening that is much smaller than the measurements you took earlier, you can use the magnifying glass to enlarge the image on the tape measurer. Once you have the image, it will be easier to make a mark on the inside of the door with a pencil. To find the best way to drill a hole, hold the door open and the tape measure in one hand while using the other hand to hold the other piece of wood that will be used as the foundation for your new door. It is important that you do not forget the end of the screw that attaches the hinge to the door.
Once you have located the end of the screw with your pencil, you can start to drill your pilot hole and begin to bore a hole in the wood. Hold your tape measure in place and measure the inside dimensions that you need. Cut the tape into three separate strips, one each for the top, side, and bottom of the door. These three pieces of the tape measure will become your floor plan.
Next, take your floor plan and measure the inside dimensions against the outside dimensions. This is done so that you can have enough room to completely open your door before starting to install the hinges. You will need to find the area where the hinge will go and attach it to the wood strips that you have just cut using the band saw. Use the right size screws to hang the tape measure from the studs in your door.
Once you have the measurements for the inside dimensions and the outside dimensions of the doorway, you are ready to set up your framework. Using your screwdriver, mark the frame on the floor where you will hang the hook or sash bracket. Start to drill the holes for the screw that will attach the bracket to the studs in your wall. This is called a jamb.
Finally, start to drill the same grooves in the jamb until you reach the depth that you need for the screw. Then, use the level to anchor the hook into the jamb. You may need to readjust the position of the screws if you do not use the correct depth of screws. Once you are done anchoring the hook, take your adjustable spanner and mark the end of the measuring tape. Start to drill the pilot hole and then measure the width and height of the bracket to get the right height for your nail grab.