Carpentry & Joinery Question

Replace or repair internal door

I have a damaged bedroom door. The housing for the door lock is damaged as if someone has pushed the door and the wood area around the lock has come away. Is ther a way the patch up the area that has the same strength as normal or do i just replace the door.

2 Answers

If it is a standard hollow internal door of moulded fire door just replace it, internal doors are fairly cheap and repairs to these dont work.

If it is a solid wood door it is possible to repair to a reasonable standard however there is the cost of labour(cutting out broken area, fixing, Sanding down door for clean consistant finnish, painting/varnishing) and cost of materials.

Unless it is an antique or bespoke door I wouldnt bother.

Regards
Callum Murray
Rockingham C&GB

Answered 24th May 2012

Rockingham Carpentry & General Building Services

Member since 1 Mar 2012

Yes , it would be simpler to replace door unless antique or bespoke.

Answered 5th Jun 2012

Bates Carpentry and Building

Member since 23 Jun 2011

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