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fragasaurus

07:24AM | 01/08/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
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I pulled up the carpet in the house I just bought and refinished the hardwood floors. Everything looks great except the 1-1.5 inch gaps at the bottom of every door. Is there special wood available for the purpose of fitting on the door bottoms or do I just buy 2x6s and cut them to size?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

Jonathan

Altereagle

07:38AM | 01/08/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
1 1/2 that's quite the gap..
What type of door? Solid core or hollow core... stamped hardbaord 6 panel, flush luan, stained oak, painted fir? ..then we may be able to suggest something if you're not going to replace them.

fragasaurus

01:04PM | 01/08/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Good point. The majority are solid 6 panel. They are painted but I do not know what type of wood. I am certain they are not high-end if that gives any kind of clue. I rechecked when I got home tonight and realized that some gaps are closer to 3 inches.

Thanks again

Altereagle

07:21AM | 01/12/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
In that case then you'll want to get some KD (Kiln dried) rather than using your regular 2x4 it has a 19% water content and will move on you.

Straight grain fir is a stable wood for this, but there are less expensive ones and you just may be able to save some for tne scrap at the local. OR you could pick up an old solid door at the scrapyard to cut into the sections you'll need.

Next you'll have to put a staight edge on the existing doors & cut those and then glue on your new pieces. Use a construction adhesive if you end up with small gaps, carpenters glue for the most part.

For filler since you are painting go down to the auto store & pick up a can of body filler, that works the best for this type of repair.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

fragasaurus

02:44AM | 01/13/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Thanks for the ideas. I'll let you know how it goes.

-Jonathan

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