05:09PM | 01/17/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
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In remodeling a 30's vintage home we have a couple of surplus 32" doors. We are also putting in a small half bath and need a 24" door for it. The doors are unique panel doors that would not be easily matched. I was wondering, if I could cut one of the surplus doors down to 24"? The doors have a frame around the edge and have 4 panels with no center divider. I could rip 8" out of the center and glue it back together, but am unsure the joint could be made invisible?


08:28AM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Making it invisible is the easy part. More likely you wouldn't have a dorr anymore - just a pile of pieces. If you did get them all put back together, it would have no structural integrity because you had just cut the rails in half. a cabinet ar woodworking shop might be able to replicate it in a smaller size for you

doug seibert

04:45PM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts

Of course just the panels get cut in half right?..........You'll recut the tenon/mortise to rebuild the door as built?

The panel should glue-up without problem........


03:27AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
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How wide are the edges? Could you take 4" off each side and still have a sturdy door?


04:16PM | 01/22/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
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I think they are about 4 1/2". Problem with trimming the side rails is the lock holes would have to be plugged/moved. I have about decided to just live with a bigger door. The room will be 3' x 6', so wall space is an issue, but by using a pedestal sink instead of vanity, I think it will work okay.
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