Refinishing a wood door...Worth it ?

Old 01-16-03, 06:16 PM
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Refinishing a wood door...Worth it ?

Hi Everyone !

Im new here, and heard lots of great things about this site, so I look forward to learning lots of good tips from all the handy guys and gals out there !

Here is my issue:
We bought our home 2 years ago. It is a high ranch, about 35 years old. WE have a pretty wooden door in the front. From all the winters, it has gotten very rotted, the wood is falling off into splinterry (made up a word ! LOL) looking pieces, and it seems to be fading away, especially at the bottom. Is it worth refinishing this door? It is one of those doorswith the 2 side windows and the window above the door to match. It is probably a $2,000 door, minumum, but it sure doesnt look like it anymore !

Any advice would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks !

Old 01-16-03, 06:36 PM
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The door is gone. Nevertheless, you might be able to find a suitable door only replacement if you look around and avoid replacing the entire unit.
Old 01-16-03, 10:08 PM
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If it's just the door that is falling apart like this, you can replace just the door. Probably looking at a few hundred dollars, depending on what you want, not several thousand. (Though you could spend thousands on just the door if you wanted to!)

Or is it the door and the entire jamb is in this condition? (That would include the frame around both the door and all 3 windows.) If this is the case, you are probably looking at something closer to a thousand, minimum, to replace it, again, depending on what you want and are willing to spend for it.

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