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Old 09-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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I need to dismantle some louvred doors in order to replace louvres with solid panels.
Does anyone have any ideas how to separate door frame joints ?

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Old 09-13-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Its probably a glued joint. Trying to take it part would destroy it.

Maybe overlay a panel over the louvers would be easier.

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Old 09-13-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
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If you try this.. admit to yourself you are bored with way to much time on you hands. ( Spend it with your family, or do some charity work).

All things are possible, but this... not worth the time and effort..

Buy a proper replacement.
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If you try this.. admit to yourself you are bored with way to much time on you hands. ( Spend it with your family, or do some charity work).

All things are possible, but this... not worth the time and effort..

Buy a proper replacement.
Thanks for the reply Bob. Having just worked approximately 85 consecutive days without a day off your comment about having too much time on my hands isn't really applicable.
Aside from that there are five different size doors ( 15 in total ) which are no longer available. I am trying to avoid major alterations to the built in cupboards.
Its therefore a case of the best practical solution.
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Its probably a glued joint. Trying to take it part would destroy it.

Maybe overlay a panel over the louvers would be easier.
Thanks for the reply Sammy.
I just have a recollection that in one of the magazines it mentioned warming the joint to soften the glue.
There are about fifteen dors of sizes that aren't available anymore, hence the reason for modifying doors rather than structure.
Overlay may be the solution, thanks.
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Agree / overlay... go as light weight as you can.

You may need to beef up your mounting hardware.
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It sounds like your are talking cabinet doors. If that is the case then your best bet is to make new ones. If you have a Table router and a little bit of knowhow this should be easy. It will be defiantly easier than trying to take apart and repair existing doors.
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thanks, I do have the necessary machinery. I will try making new ones
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I'd say make new ones as well. Louvers are usually installed in a mortise on the stile of the door, so you would have to cover that up as well. It would be faster and easier to make new ones.

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