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Old 03-28-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Doors in this 100-year-old house


Replacing a door is such a headache because not only are the doorways smaller than retail, off-the-shelf doors, but the doorways are slightly skewed, too. Today I had to trim a hollow door so much that I had to glue in inserts.

I guess the proper repair would be to reduce the size of the doorway trim to proper size, but it is fairly ornate. What to do?

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See if you have an architectural salvage yard near by---You may find some antique doors that could be trimmed to fit,--That vintage molding could be reproduced or a very similar one can still be purchased if you must replace a door opening.

Just for fun--look here Contractor services by Mike Cornell

I had to make some trims just like that this summer--I am good with wood but bad with computers
( I never learned how to post pictures)

If you want to post the pictures form my page --that's O.K. with me.

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I'll post for you. that looks pretty damn good. i'd hire you if you weren't in Illinois.




(off topic: that pic of the custom book shelve is awesome. what kind of lighting is that?)
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The book case light are brass lights that were designed to light paintings.
Thanks for posting the picture--I made that on the job using a couple of different router bits and a molding blade for a table saw.

I thought it turned out well.--Mike--
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