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syshee 10-12-2012 01:13 PM

Crack/Split right under door knob?
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Long story short, I locked myself out of a key locked room and ended up crowbarring my way in. Since the key is gone, I decided to replace the knob with a basic bathroom lock. However, by doing so, I split the wood under the door knob. Is there a way to fix this without taking the wood off its hinges? I've got paint of the right color, sandpaper, wood glue, and probably a clamp somewhere, but I'd like to avoid taking more things apart. I've attached pictures of what I'm dealing with.

kwikfishron 10-12-2012 05:02 PM

The problem with gluing that up in place is controlling the mess. You’re far better off removing the hinge pins and laying the door flat, injecting some Titebond 2 glue, clamp and let it sit overnight. If the split was on the top side it would be a different story.

PaliBob 10-12-2012 05:33 PM

Thanks for the pic. Looks like a job for Gorilla Glue
and a deep throated C Clamp. This one would work.
  • Force the crack open as wide as possible to accept the maximum amount of glue
  • Use thin pieces of wood under the clamp to protect door surface
  • Let dry for 24 hours

Maintenance 6 10-16-2012 11:26 AM

Use some wax paper against the door after you glue it so your blocks don't glue themselves fast to the face of the door.

SeniorSitizen 10-16-2012 12:32 PM

Good grief, C clamp, Gorilla glue, tite bond . Don't bother looking for your clamp. Elmer's school glue with a chair leaning against it for 30 minutes will fix that .

PaliBob 10-16-2012 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1032022)
....Elmer's school glue with a chair leaning against it for 30 minutes will fix that

Wow! If that works you are the DIY King.

woodworkbykirk 10-16-2012 02:56 PM

if its a hollow core just replace the door.. when stuff like that happens the repair hardly holds up long term

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