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Old 10-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Crack/Split right under door knob?


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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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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
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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.
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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 .
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....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.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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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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