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Can you shorten a steel entrance door?

17 years ago

My old wooden front entrance door has seen better days... and I was thinking of replacing it with a newer steel door. The problem is that the doors in this house are a couple inches shorter than the standard doors you can buy, (unless I want to get one custom made).

I have cut down interior luan doors and installed them successfully. With luan you just make your cut and replace the top support piece by trimming off the veneer and gluing it back in place. I'm just not sure of the construction of a steel/metal door. I know I have the tools to cut it, I'm just not sure how to replace/repair the cut opening. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience for making such a modification?

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