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Old 09-16-2016, 10:30 AM   #1
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Mastercraft door frames swelled and broke


Junk particle board with vinyl film wrap or something like that. Is is in a basement bathroom that had a water leak. Do they make vinyl or other water resistent casings I can fab my own frame out of and reinstall the doors? What other options do I have? Pressure treated sides and a standard pine top? Will the PT wood accept paint as easily as pine will?
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Most every lumber yard carries PVC trim these days. I'm sure you could make door casing from PVC that won't suck up moisture, warp, twist, and crack. I would avoid PT wood because it tends to crack as it dries out, although the newer versions of PT wood aren't quite as bad as the old stuff.
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Most every lumber yard carries PVC trim these days. I'm sure you could make door casing from PVC that won't suck up moisture, warp, twist, and crack. I would avoid PT wood because it tends to crack as it dries out, although the newer versions of PT wood aren't quite as bad as the old stuff.
My concern is that the trim board would be hollow and where I need to router out for the hinges would expose a cavity or flex too much. Then I'd need to find some type of wood I could pound down from a cut end into the cavity as a backer. Do you think the PVC would be solid?
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The Composite trim for decks is a solid material, that you can work quite well.

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The Composite trim for decks is a solid material, that you can work quite well.

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wow, just got back from lumber yard and Menards. That board is super-pricey. Unreal.
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A solid wood (pine) jamb, properly painted will do what you want---no need for exotic treatment unless your basement goes under water regularly.
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A solid wood (pine) jamb, properly painted will do what you want---no need for exotic treatment unless your basement goes under water regularly.
Pretty sure that is what I am going to do. I have two doors like that (double access to room) and only one side on both is affected. I might just redo the one side of each door.
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That is what I would recommend--particle board is to fragile to be used as a jamb--
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kind of unreal how chintzy it is
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kind of unreal how chintzy it is
That is what I expect in the modern mass produced THROW AWAY world.


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Pine worked out well. All primed and painted and matches good. Accepts trim nails a whole lot better too!
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