Well, well, well, if it isn't my arch nemesis old front door. Yeah you old front door. I'm talking to you. Sitting snugly in you hole and apparently made out of lead and kryptonite. How can you be so heavy? I'll just put you over here for now and see if we can make your replacement fit in your spot. That's right Mr Big, you are being replaced.
Mrs Strong over here will be filling the hole in the front of the house using insulated metal and a viewing window instead of using Mr. Big's old solid core outdated technology. Mr Big isn't giving up without a fight though. His frame is well encased into the house and it would be a multiple day project to dig it out and put in a new one. I think I'll just liberate Mrs Strong from her wooden case and squeeze her into the old hole. It's gonna be a tight fit though. The existing door hole is almost an 1/8" smaller than the new frame. That doesn't sound like much until you actually try to make it work.
Mrs Strong comes out of her case without the least bit of fight. She is ready to take over the role of the old man who has stood guard for the last couple of decades. She will not however just fit right in. A hammer and a chisel will need to provide some new places for the hinges to be moved on the door. Why the door and not the frame you ask? Because I can move the hinges on the door and keep it square much easier than the frame. Square matters for doors. They hate circles...
The boss stops me in the middle of my door fitting to help hang up some curtain rods. Let's make this quick, I've got a doors ass to kick.
Mrs. Strong was not happy about Mr. Big's handle holes. They were well worn out and even showed signs of fatigue with cracks in the wood. No, Mrs. Strong demands more than that. She demands to have the best, because she is the best. I'll kindly bend to her wishes and punch some new holes in the old frame for her satisfaction. The door now fits and closes like it should. A little tight... but that's how I like it. No pictures of Mrs. Strong in her new spot. She will still need finishing touches for weather seals and a shiny new paint job. Good enough for today.