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Old 08-30-2011, 07:48 PM   #16
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I just saw your new pics of the doors. Once you have good preparation and paint on them they will look totally different. I again say that adding the moulding will not do what you really want it to do IMHO. Good solid doors, why replace them?????? Sand, dust, prime, paint, no fooling with mouldings that may not look all that great. I wish I had a picture of what flush doors look like with base cap (the moulding normally of choice) it really does look like an add on. BEAUTIFUL wood like you have, paint it and know you have good looking doors.

How many hands are sturring this pot????? Got a good thread---Thanks to the op, everyone is on board, lol.

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #17
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Aren't hollow core doors like $20 at home depot? I just bought one and remember thinking how cheap it was.
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And the glued on, pimped out moulding will not look right unless you "heavy up" the trim around the frame. Before you know it, you have spent what you would on pre-hung door (hopefully not from a box store).
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:39 PM   #19
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I wasn't thinking along the lines of using base cap, that's why I said depending upon the molding and how it's applied. Base cap would be too bulky. There is a large variety of detail moldings that I say, if applied right, could add a little interest. Not to say that OP is, but a good carpenter can do some amazing things with dead trees. Those doors don't look hollow core.
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Doors are 25 but I would have to trim them all down and drill all the holes for the knobs and hinges. For as many doors as I have not sure if I could do. But I guess buying one to see if I could do it would be interesting. I have 8 doors.
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I think I will attempt to just paint them and then see. I will post pictures and get some opinions.

They aren't solid doors I do know that.

You guys are great!! and really quick responses!!
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Dead trees and a little caulk and paint makes a carpenter what they aint
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Bottom line. You have really nice looking doors!! Follow the search on this site to get the information you need to give them a nice paint finish and they will look great.

Yes, please post pics and lets us know.
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Yup, "a little putty, a little paint, make a carpenter what he ain't". I like this one best, "We do our best and caulk the rest". How's that for a company motto. I tell carpenters to check thier putty and caulk at the door. They don't like it but hey, life's a b*tch . It's better than them having to deal with me when they slather caulk the way they do. That's ugly. I like the guys who have G Contractoritis, that condition that manifests itself in the self delusion that, because they're a General Contractor, they know every trade as well as, if not better, than the practicing tradesman.
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Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe, there you go again with the big words!!!!! Just know you are so appreciated. Your knowledge is way over my head as are your words .

Again, Thanks to the OP for this nice thread.
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Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe, there you go again with the big words!!!!! Just know you are so appreciated. Your knowledge is way over my head as are your words .

Again, Thanks to the OP for this nice thread.
Remember our talk about the dictionary. Thanks for the compliment.
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Yup, "a little putty, a little paint, make a carpenter what he ain't". I like this one best, "We do our best and caulk the rest". How's that for a company motto. I tell carpenters to check thier putty and caulk at the door. They don't like it but hey, life's a b*tch . It's better than them having to deal with me when they slather caulk the way they do. That's ugly. I like the guys who have G Contractoritis, that condition that manifests itself in the self delusion that, because they're a General Contractor, they know every trade as well as, if not better, than the practicing tradesman.

I guess I am lucky, no carpenters around here would touch either product, they do carpentry, we do the finish work, as it should be.

I do wish they would counter sink their brad work through.
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I guess I am lucky, no carpenters around here would touch either product, they do carpentry, we do the finish work, as it should be.

I do wish they would counter sink their brad work through.
They do it not so much for its own sake, but to hide their screwups. You can't always choose the carpenter you work behind.
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Ok here is a few of the doors that I just decided to paint instead of adding molding for the 6 panel look. What do you guys think?? Recommendations???
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Perfect. Clean, simple- needs no more.

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