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How to Enlarge a Wall Opening for French Doors

Follow these instructions for enlarging a wall opening to accommodate new pre-hung French doors.

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Materials

  • pre-hung French doors
  • 2x4 studs
  • 2 Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams
  • 16-penny nails
  • nails
  • drywall screws
  • roofing nails
  • wire nuts
  • junction box

Tools

  • circular saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • bi-metal saw blades
  • stud finder
  • framing square
  • hammer
  • cat's-paw
  • pry bar
  • tape measure
  • dust mask
  • plastic sheeting
  • work gloves
  • safety glasses

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