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Yedi015 03-21-2011 10:38 AM

Interior doors keep sticking
I installed solid pine interior doors but they don't shut without sticking in the summer. I know it's cause they expand but how can I fix this to avoid them from sticking and not closing

michaelcherr 03-21-2011 10:44 AM


LumberGuy 03-22-2011 04:46 AM

I agree, a hand plane is the best tool. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
The lock-side edge of the door should be slightly bevel to allow the corner of the door to clear the jamb as it closes.

Wood doors shrink and swell with temperature & humidity changes. Be sure and seal the entire door, including the top and bottom. This will limit moisture uptake in the wood fibers, and reduce swelling and shrinking.

wnycontractor 03-27-2011 09:25 PM

Run a dehumidifier in the summer

mortiseguy 03-28-2011 08:22 PM

Are they painted? are they sealed on top and bottom?

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