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26" Slab Door - An oddball size?

TIM_PH's picture

In the process of finishing up the interior door project of my house.

The last one is the basement door, which has a 26" wide slab. Can't find any in stock at any lumber yard or box store, So I'm guessing this is an oddball size.

Is this size available or do I need to increase the rough opening to accomodate the 28" wide slab?

If it means anything, the house was built in '78. Perhaps 26" slabs were a trend during that time era?


thnx in advance for the consult~

Tim (post #207584, reply #1 of 4)

Can't say I remember ever framing for, hanging or needing to find, a 2'-2" door, so I googled............

of course, typing in  2'-2" door was the wrong way.

Tried 26 inch door and this came up:

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


door (post #207584, reply #2 of 4)

It is not one of the more common sizes but it is not all that unique.  It is not likely to be a stock item.  Your real lumber yard should not have any problem ordering  one for you.  I spec them every once in a while if needed for a special  case.

If you get a slab with thick (post #207584, reply #3 of 4)

If you get a slab with thick edges it should be possible to trim a 28" down.  (Of course, the thick-edged slab is likely an expensive special-order item.)  Worst case you can just rip down a standard hollow-core (take it all off of one edge) and then re-glue the edge.

Or, of course, get a solid slab.  But the weight of those (not to mention the expense) is a significant issue.

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Your door (post #207584, reply #4 of 4)

I know your not looking for a pre-hung door but when doing my doors which were pre-hung I went to one of the big box stores and found out the 26" ers were a "special order."  About double to price of a standard sized door.