What angle is a door?

Do you bevel the hinge side of a door?

For trimming the sides of the door, I recommend using a planer with a beveling fence; this is because the latch side must be beveled to prevent the leading edge of the door from rubbing on the jamb, but if you also bevel the hinge side in the same direction, the hinges will be less likely to bind.

What is a door nib?

A 300mm nib is required for a head-on approach to a gate or door to ensure that the door can be approached and opened by a wheelchair user – the nib allows a wheelchair foot rest (or other mobility aid) to project beyond the line of the door frame, enabling a wheelchair user to reach the door handle.

How much clearance do I need for a door?

When measuring for a door, you should ideally leave at least 2 inches but maybe more like 2 1/2 or 3 inches. If you’re using a door rough out, you should have a minimum of 3 inches.

What is the hinge backset?

Hinge backset is the dimension from the edge of the hinge to either the stop on the frame or to the edge of the door. For operating clearance, the hinge backset on the door is 1/16″ less than the hinge backset on the frame.

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