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Old 07-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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My existing frame around the outside door threshold was rotting, and the threshold was this cheap plastic which was breaking up in the winter, so I decided to replace it.

I was shocked when I pulled it all out and went to place down the new threshold, that there is about an inch on either side of space. I remeasured the door, and this door is 37 1/4 inched wide! Whoever heard of such a thing??!!

What's the best way to handle this? I am afraid if I simply cut in chunks of wood:

a) it will look lousy as already it's very obvious that the aluminum is narrower than the door opening
b) water will infiltrate

I'll take any ideas gratefully!
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Go buy a threshold for a 42" door and cut it down, or make your own.
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Custom order door. Did you measure the frame to get the 37 1/4, or the actual door slab?
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Can you post a picture? Always helps to be able to see it like you can.
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Custom order door. Did you measure the frame to get the 37 1/4, or the actual door slab?
The actual door, from edge to edge, is 37.25 inches. Yeah, it is def custom! Now I will see if the big box boys have 42 inch thresholds...
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Now I will see if the big box boys have 42 inch thresholds...
If they don't just go to a lumber yard.
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Lowe's has the 42 inch ones, in Oak only. Big bucks, but looks like my only option! I should weather stain it or something to make it live longer, so I'll pick up some of that in my journey!

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You should do something to it. What kinda depends on what you want it to look like.
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Red oak does not like water and will deteriorate quickly---

If you use red oak seal all sides and edges----I'd hold out for aluminum or hake one from white oat----
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