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Old 05-05-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Need to replace some trim around exterior door

It's masonite and rotting. I'm not sure what to replace it with. Currently it appears to be two pieces of wood, one is 1"x1" the other is 1"x1 1/4" stacked side by side, running from top to bottom. The closest thing I can find at my local big box is 1x1 trim that I can stack side by side but it's $2.01 per linear foot!! Which means around $60 for this little piece, since it's over 80" and I'll need two for each side. What is the best thing to replace this with? I couldn't find anything that was 1" x 2 1/4 or 1" x 2" either.


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try looking at brickmold, thats used on exterior doors and windows a lot. they should have it at the big box stores. also they do make pvc moldings, see if they have anything in that that would work. it will never rot.

this is the brick molding:
this stuff is pvc and 3/4x2-1/2 maybe you could cut this and make it work


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What you need is a table saw, a router and make the trim.

You won’t find those dimensions on the shelf.
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They make a composite material you can use to replace the material you have now. It comes in various widths and thicknesses. Buy what you need and fabricate the profiles that match.
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I agree with pvc brickmold. I used it around my exterior doors after removing rotted wood like yours and I love it.
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