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How to Hang and Finish French Doors

Follow these steps to install a new set of pre-hung French doors into a rough opening.

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Materials

  • 1/2" drywall sheets
  • faced insulation batts
  • mesh drywall tape
  • joint compound
  • non-hardening silicone caulk
  • spackle
  • paint
  • shims
  • finish nails
  • primer
  • junction box cover plate
  • pre-hung French doors

Tools

  • pneumatic framing gun
  • caulking gun
  • drywall knife
  • level
  • hammer
  • tape measure
  • paintbrushes
  • work gloves
  • safety goggles

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