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Old 04-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Cutting a hole in a slat door


Hey all. I have pretty good carpentry skills and tons of tools. I need to cut a hole in a slat door so the cat can get thru. How do you make the hole through the slats and still maintain the integrity of the slats in the door? I am concerned that there will not be anything left to support the half slats? Let me know!

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  • Get some wood somewhat similar to the door slats
  • Use lap joints & glue up a pic frame cat size opening
  • Tack & glue cat door frame to door
  • Cut out slats in cat door

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Not a great plan. There really needs to be dados in the door frame to support the slats.
No way to really know without a picture of the door, but why not just remove the slats and replace with a soild panel to install the door in.
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Not sure but I think I may need the slats, because it is the door to the utility room I do have a HE heater but the hot water heater is still there. I do not yet know how to attach a pic. The door is a full slat door however it is split in the middle by a solid piece. I am kinda befuddled by this. Any help appreciated
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.... how to attach a pic....
It is over on the 'Construction' wall.
How to attach a photo to a post

for resizing a pic:
How to resize photos to post them here.

Post #9 has a good free S/W
EDIT: don't be turned off by the 'Splat Cat' logo on the Irfanview Site. It is just Euro humor. He really likes cats. http://www.irfanview.com/
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