Doors that are 2' too narrow for opening?
I have a great pair of salvaged French doors that I'd like to install in my old home. They are 32" wide total, but the door opening is 34" wide. I searched for doors of the correct dimensions (84" high and 34" wide) for nearly 2 years with no luck, so I gave up and went with these. I was thinking I would screw a strip of 1" wide wood to either side of the door frame and then mount the doors with screws long enough to go through the new wood and into the existing door frame. However, an article I found on This Old House says to add the wood to the doors themselves.
The problem is that the doors are stained and the door frame trim is painted white, and we'd like to keep it that way. It would be easy to paint the new wood white to match the door frame, but impossible to match it to the 100 year old stain of the doors.
Any thoughts as to how I should proceed? Thanks in advance!