If you want your pet to move in and out of your home without you having to open the door every time, then pet doors can help you out. These pet doors can fit into your wooden doors easily. Moreover, you don’t have to take up much pain to maintain or clean them. Let us take a look at the different ways using which you can install a wooden pet door:
Get the essential tools and pet door parts of the suitable size
Pet doors are available in various sizes to fit into the needs of different animals and door spaces. They are made up of a few parts and there’s absolutely no trouble in installing them. In addition to the kit, you’ll need
- Carpenter’s level
- Pencil or Sharpie marker
- Drill and half-inch drill bit
- Masking tape
Make Your Decisions Correctly
Settle on where on the door you want the opening to be and fasten the template to the doggy door in that specific location. Make sure that the template is low enough to the ground so that your pet can get through it easily. You need to also use masking tape to fasten the template to the door in the determined location. Use your pencil to trace around the template and create the shape, which you will cut out to make space for the door. Now, you need to remove the template and discard it.
Drill a hole at the Corner
Make sure you drill completely through the door at each corner. The hole should be big enough to plot your jigsaw through and cut out the space you had outlined using the template.
Insert the jigsaw in the left corner (towards the lower side)
If you’re right-handed, the simplest ways to make the cut is by starting in the bottom left and then make a counter-clockwise move.
Cut the Outline Further
Continue cutting till you reach out to the next hole you have drilled in the bottom right corner. You need to turn your saw up and cut upright. Next, cut back across to the left and down. Continue doing this till you have succeeded in removing the wood in the outline.
Squeeze in the two halves of the pet door from side to side the hole
Most pet doors come with a tiny ledge, which you may slot via the hole. They also come with a covering which will attach to it, squeezing in the door into the hole steadily.
Use the provided screws to fasten the door in the hole
After squeezing in the frame pieces into the hole provided, you need to next insert the screws. Make sure to tighten them loosely using your fingers. Also check that the two pieces have been clamped securely. Keep working on this until they’re tight and the door won’t wiggle around.
By following these simple steps you can install a pet door easily and without any hassles. Go for them today and create something beneficial for your pet!