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Old 08-15-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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Drilled wrong spot in my door

Ok so I had to install a door lock and knob and everything new. So I drilled except i drilled too close to the left and the latch does not go in all the way. So what is the best way to do this, can I fill it in with wood putty let it dry and then re-drill more to the right in the correct spot? How about bondo? Then I would have to drill through the bondo or wood putty for the latch and I'm not sure that's possible?

Any help would be much appreciated!



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Old 08-15-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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Did you use a hole saw? If so, find the piece you drilled out and epoxy it back in. Then, cut the new hole.


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Old 08-15-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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Scorpio has it right.
There's not much you can do beyond that, outside of buying a new door. It sounds like you are painting the door (Hopefully).
You should do as Scorpio wrote. Use wood glue to re-install your cut out round (again, assuming you used a 'hole-saw').
If the 'round' is non-usable', cut out a new one from scrap wood and install.

As was cited already, you can use wood-epoxy or bondo. skim Coat the repaired area, let dry, & sand...then repeat, until it looks right. Then - recut your hole at the right location. (Yes, you can drill through the wood epoxy/bondo)

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Old 08-20-2006, 07:26 PM   #4
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does your door have a texture to it or a smooth surface?

if there is a texture (wood grain) to the door you are looking at a new door as you will not be able to match the texture.

the 2 above posters have it right.

good luck

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