Permanently closing door opening with panels

There are different reasons to close an existing door opening. Depending on the construction situation and interior design requirements, the possibilities range from constructing a continuous or single-sided closed shelf or cabinet, to dressing up with utility slabs, until dousing.

Suitable material plates

When a door opening is to be closed, the question arises of the insulation of heat and sound. To ensure the surrounding values ​​of the masonry, the door opening can either be bricked up or it can be clad with two to four slabs. In the cavity between the plates creates space for the introduction of insulation material.

Suitable materials for the plates are all materials that bring a relatively low weight with sufficient inherent stability. The following types of plates are suitable:

  • Plasterboard
  • OSB
  • MDF
  • plywood boards
  • Tischlerplatten
  • sheetrock

Creative solutions with limited insulation effect

In order to use the space of the door opening, the door opening can be completely or partially integrated into the interior design. If no sound and energy insulation is required, shelves can be placed in the soffit. Blinds offer one or two-sided suspended textiles or blinds. A one-sided cover plate can form a shelf or cabinet back wall and let the door opening completely "disappear" from the other side.

In some cases, the installation of a secret door is appealing. The retracted plate is not visible from one side as a wallpaper door and can be opened from the other side as a surprising slip.

To close a door opening

  • Two to four utility plates
  • Wooden beams for stud work
  • metal brackets
  • Screws and dowels
  • Glass or rock wool or hemp fibers
  • Wall Putty
  • Maybe glue for insulation
  • Circular and jigsaw
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • spatula

1. Mount the stand system

Build a wooden beam from a crossed stand. Tighten crossbeams to at least two heights at the soffit.

2. Put on the first plate

Place the trimmed first trim panel on the door opening. The edges should be able to be sunk in the soffit edges. If you coat the crossbeams with glue, this increases the later durability of the board. If necessary, you can screw the plate to the beam.

3. Insert insulation material

"Stuff" your insulation material into the cavity. Again, a little wood glue may be helpful for the hold up.

4. Close the door opening

Put on the second plate and fix it with screws and glue.

5. Fill compound joints

Fill the transitions between the slabs and masonry to a smooth transition.

Tips & Tricks

If you move a door and want to implement the previous lintel, you must also close the additional breakthrough.

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