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Old 03-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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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

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Handplane

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:46 AM   #3
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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.
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Run a dehumidifier in the summer
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Are they painted? are they sealed on top and bottom?
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