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Old 06-22-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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Need an exterior door wood threshold


Does anyone know where I can buy an exterior door wood threshold / door sill. All the ones at my local lumber supply are aluminum or they are flat wood that are too small. I know there used to be a place online to get them but now I cant find it. Any help would be appreciated.

Mine looks exactly like the one in this video
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/vide...047031,00.html

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Old 06-22-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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Can't they special order one? I can't imagine they can't order just about anything you need. The catalogues at my local lumber yards have many all wood doors . Yes they cost more but plenty of choices.
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How about a picture of the one you have?
Depending on your location any I've dealt with where 3" thick Heart Pine.
No location in your profile so it's has to suggest someplace local that may have what you need in stock or can make it.
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I purchased an oak threshold from Lowes about a week ago that looked very similar to the one in the video link you posted. It was pretty close to the old threshold I had on my storm door. The old one I had was a single piece of oak, the new one is built up oak, but same profile.
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I purchased an oak threshold from Lowes about a week ago that looked very similar to the one in the video link you posted. It was pretty close to the old threshold I had on my storm door. The old one I had was a single piece of oak, the new one is built up oak, but same profile.
im in new england. the local lowes only has aluminum or wood with aluminum. They didnt have any 1 piece (or even built up) oak ones. Did you find it online at lowes?
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Post a picture of what you have.
Really old house?
If so then it's likly about a 3' thick heart pine threshold.
No box store's going to even know what your talking about.
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Post a picture of what you have.
Really old house?
If so then it's likly about a 3' thick heart pine threshold.
No box store's going to even know what your talking about.
correct, thats why i am asking about online. i know there was a website that did sell them and now i cant find it
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Still waiting for that picture.
Willing to pay about $300.00 for a simple threshold?
That's what I've seen being charged for a custom made heart pine threshold.
No way would I be using oak on this one.
Red oak soaks up water like a sponge and white oak turns black when it gets wet.
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haven't "bought" a wooden threshold in a long time. make mine out of treated lumber, they wear harden nicely. find a local carpenter shop, I'd think they can make one for less than $300. not 3' thick tho....

there are many custom cuts to get a good fit on an exterior threshold for an old house.

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I went to Lowes planning to purchase an aluminum threshold (the one in Lowell by the way). They had no wood thresholds on their website. I was purchasing some other door things I needed when I noticed that they had oak wood thresholds, same size and profile of my old door, cost about $55. Not listed in their on line catalog, but there they were. So I am guessing this is a standard item, but for some reason not in the catalog. Go figure. I used several coats of spar varnish on it, looks pretty good, I hope it lasts as long as the old one (old one lasted 40 years).
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I went to Lowes planning to purchase an aluminum threshold (the one in Lowell by the way). They had no wood thresholds on their website. I was purchasing some other door things I needed when I noticed that they had oak wood thresholds, same size and profile of my old door, cost about $55. Not listed in their on line catalog, but there they were. So I am guessing this is a standard item, but for some reason not in the catalog. Go figure. I used several coats of spar varnish on it, looks pretty good, I hope it lasts as long as the old one (old one lasted 40 years).

I guess I'll have to ask or check around. thanks!
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Still waiting for that picture.
Willing to pay about $300.00 for a simple threshold?
That's what I've seen being charged for a custom made heart pine threshold.
No way would I be using oak on this one.
Red oak soaks up water like a sponge and white oak turns black when it gets wet.
sorry not posting a picture when the one in the video is what im looking for. $300 would be ridiculous. I could make one but i dont have the time for that. I know there were website that sold them but can't find it any more. I thought it was menards but wasnt there.
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