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Old 01-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Trap Door in Bathroom Floor


I live in a house built in 1910, and it has a trap door in the half bath/laundry room that leads to the basement. I am remodeling this room and am having trouble with the trap door. Besides it not being square (imagine that), I need a solution for it. It is made of wood, which has been covered with old laminate flooring. On top of that, I have put down new plywood and new laminate squares. There is a small space between the last square laid and the edge of the door, on the side where the door is hinged. Cutting such small strips of the squares to try and lay in there will not work, as they will not stay secure. Is there something flexible I can apply over that edge, under the hinges, so it will move when the door is lifted up and down? I do not use the door very much, so it would only get occasional use, but I want it to look good because the entrance door to that room is close by.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

~Alison
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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The only way to do this one right is a complete do over.
# the hole has to be squared up.
All new stops (to stop the door from falling through the hole) and a 3/4" piece of plywood needs to be cut. The floor tiles could have been cut close to perfect buy gluing them down first then cutting around the hole with an ossilating saw. Or precutting them with a utility knife and a straight edge.
I'd make it a hatch instead of having to deal with the hindges and having the door in the way.
Route out for this style handle
http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/PKO...FYPc4AodSjynlg
Trying to add trim around what you have now will look like poop.

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