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Old 11-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Any solid wood behind hollow doors?


I am trying to hang a robe hook on this door and I thought there is going to be some solid wood behind it somewhere...

but I drilled where I marked A, B, C and hit nothing but air.



Is the entire door hollow besides the 4 edges? There has to be somewhere in the middle I can drill and hit something solid, right?
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Just a honey comb of cardboard with 2 panels glued to the front and back.
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There's nothing solid in that type door.
You could run a machine screw through the door with a washer or a screw meant for drawer pulls with a large head.
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Usually a 1-1/4" solid wood frame around perimeter of the door is all..... maybe wider at the hinges.

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"Just a honey comb of cardboard"...really?

I knew it's hollow but I thought there is some solid member along the middle or at least MDF I didn't expect anything except the edges to be air.

Well that's a new one.
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They do make hollow core door anchors. They should hold a robe just fine.
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I would use one of those stick on hooks.....they make some that work really well. One of the keys to it sticking is making sure that the surface is clean of any oil and dirt.

We just received the interior doors for your addition....non of that hollow stuff....these are solid knotty Alder

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There's nothing solid in that type door.
You could run a machine screw through the door with a washer or a screw meant for drawer pulls with a large head.
hmmm...it would look a little weird with washers.

May be I'll use drawer pulls - some drawer pulls "look" like hooks upside down with a single screw.

If I put the one draw pull on each side of the door and put in a threaded rod of the right length, I may be able to secure one on both ends by spinning them into place.
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I would use one of those stick on hooks.....they make some that work really well. One of the keys to it sticking is making sure that the surface is clean of any oil and dirt.

We just received the interior doors for your addition....non of that hollow stuff....these are solid knotty Alder

Solid wood door rocks!
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BTW.....those doors with frames were around $300 each.....or, about $200 more than a cheap stamped door.....but I won't get tired of these in 5 years....
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