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Old 07-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Restoring Wood Door, a couple questions...

My house was built in 1939 and has a rounded door that I am going to try to restore this weekend. Two main questions:

1) Their is a vertical crack in one part of the door where it looks like the "panels" have ever so slightly separated, enough so that you can see light coming through. What we be the best way to fix this? Glue, Epoxy, Caulk, something else? I'd like to fix it right and be done with it.


2) Their is a gap at the bottom of one side of the door that is pretty substantial, I'm guess it is due to the door having been shaved at one point and then the house shifting. I was thinking of something like a door shoe to even it out:

Here is the gap:


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Old 07-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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The metal door bottom will be good---adding an adjustable thresh hold would also help to seal up that gap--

As to the separated panel---a photo from further back would be helpful--but I think an epoxy poured ihto the crack might be the answer---


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Is that daylight between the panels, or old paint?? If old paint, it is a T&G panel that has moved a bit or shrunk up. Door panels in panel doors are supposed to be able to move/breathe. If they can't, they often split somewhere. That split can be repaired but it is usually temporary, and will reappear there or somewhere else as the wood breathes.

If daylight, could be hard to fix. As suggested a different pic might help us.
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Definitely day light coming through the crack.
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