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Good work in any art — painting a portrait, removing a gall bladder, or designing a house — requires a mastery of the details. One planning detail often given short shrift is dealing with door swings. Here are a few observations and tricks which might help you with this technical planning detail. Basic Dimensions When you calculate the sweep of a door swing, remember that the hinge causes the door to stand out from the opening between 5/8 and 11/4 inches more than its width, depending on the size of the butts. Also, the latch sticks out another half-inch or so. If you want a door to lay back against a wall, the face of the door needs to be