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Question DetailsAsked on 2/17/2016

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I have a storage room wooden door that scrapes on the floor. Think it news a new stud in the wall.

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If you lift the door up by the handle or by pulling up on the bottom, look to see if the hinges are loose on the door or frame - if so, may just need tightening up the mounting screws (maybe putting a piece of wood like a headless matchstick or even rolled up paper to tighten up the hole). If the entire doorframe moves, then it may need a few more screws.

Assuming this is a new looseness, the stud should be fine - unless door was installed without trim studs at all and is just set into the drywall, in which case the entire frame would probably be wobbly.

If it does not move at all when you lift, then the hinges could be loosened up and shimmed to lift the bottom up unless the entire doorframe is wracked by house settlement - in which case just trimming the bottom of the door would work.

If unable to fix this yourself after watching a how-to video or two on This Old House or Hometime or Youtube, while a professional Door contractor would be the most expert in this, finding one for this small a job would be tough and probably overkill - pretty much any Handyman should be able to do this repair regardless of what is needed to be done.

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