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Old 10-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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I recently had the carpet removed in my house, and I refinished the hardwood that was below the carpet. Since doing this I now have a small problem that I am hoping that y'all can help me with.

When the carpet was removed, the interior doorssuddenly were 1 1/2 inches too short. They are nice doors, but also too many of them to replace 11 in total. Is there away to add a piece of wood to the bottom of the doors without ruining them?

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Old 10-23-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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Personally I wouldn't worry about it. But if you insist we need to know what kind of doors, ie slab/six panel/four panel/painted or stained/ etc. This will be helpfull in telling you what you need to do.

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The doors are six panel doors - painted. They are 1 3/8" thick, if that helps.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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if you have a tablesaw just rip a piece of pine down to 1 3/8". use your imagination. you have to measure in case your floor is out of level, you dont want the door to hit when you open it. decide how close you want them to the floor. i would probably use a piece of 5/4 and you will only have about 1/2" from the bottom of that to the floor. doesnt really matter how many panel or anything, its a wood door, slap a strip of wood on the bottom and be done with it. some glue and a few small nails. i would do the same even if it was a a hollow core door. if you dont have a tablesaw go get a rip guide for a circular saw.
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Thanks much - that sounds like a good plan

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Jamesdart has good advice. The only thing I would add is to do a door that does not have alot of visibility like a back bedroom closet door and do it to see if you are happy with the results before taking on others, plus it will give you a little practice.

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