How To Install A Mortise Door Lock
Mortise locks need a pocket to be created on the door's edge. The pocket is placed in the center within the edge and they range in size from about ¾ inch to about 1 inch in thickness. The pocket height is based on the lock's application as well as the manufacturer.
Mortising the pocket into the wooden door edge is not only time consuming but it is also a bit difficult. This is due to the fact that you have to be very precise when making the pocket. If you were to install a mortise lock in an interior door it would only leave you with about ¼ of wood for each pocket side. That is not much room at all for error.
If you are ready to take on this DIY project then purchase the lock and the new door, grab the tools below and follow the step by step instructions. Be sure to follow the steps carefully because again, there is not a lot of room for error, and you don't want to end up having to purchase another door.