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Forum topic by Bruce posted 1770 days ago 751 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bruce

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1770 days ago

I have a single panel door of solid fir that has a hole in the flat panel. Is there a way that I can get the door joints apart on the top and bottom so I can replace the panel? Another alternative would be to cut one side of the door frame off, then remove and replace the panel. The door frame joints seem pretty tight still so getting them apart presents a problem. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Bruce Ebling

-- Bruce Ebling


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 1770 days ago

I’d like to see a picture of it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 1770 days ago

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 1770 days ago

Use a router, with a straight bit, & rout down to the panel, remove the old panel, & replace using a quarter round molding to hold the new panel in.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#4 posted 1770 days ago

I agree with Dick & Barb, but before using a router, I’d recommend using some paint stripper on the molding. If the molding is a separate piece, there will be brads securing it to the door frame. That would be a really bad thing on router bits! And if you were able to remove the molding, you won’t have to make more!

You might want to try both sides of the door. I have run into similar doors where one side was actually molded into the stiles and rails and the other side was “add-on” molding to allow for panel (usually glass) replacement.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 1770 days ago

Ether way will work

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#6 posted 1770 days ago

Thanks everyone! Such quick and good advice. I think I will try the router after stripping the door. You guys rock!!

-- Bruce Ebling

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