Cutting pressed wood doors


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Old 07-04-06, 05:06 PM
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Cutting pressed wood doors

Hi, we jsut got new carpeting and now all of the doors don't fit. My husband tried taking a circular saw to the bottom but just ended up chipping and cracking the cheap wood door. So then he tried an electric sander, sanded one door for almost a half an hour and it still doesn't fit. There has got to be an easier way to do this, get it done and not wreck the doors. We are going on day 3 and are not making any progress. Any advice would be appreciated, neither of us is very handy so we really don't have any fancy tools but would be willing to rent some if they were easy enough to operate. Thanks alot.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 05:24 PM
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How much are you cutting off the door? If more than 1 inch, you will have to replace the plug in the bottom of the door. Now, before you cut the door, draw a line across the bottom where you want your cut. Then make a cut with a razor knife on the line. Using a plywood blade in your circular saw, cut the line on the lower side of the knife mark. You won't have any splinters and won't have to sand anything. If you have to cut more than 1" off, post back and I'll go over the process for replacing the plug. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 05:32 PM
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thanks for your reply, its not more than an inch I know. I will pass this along to my husband when he gets home, but I'm not sure about the plug? Maybe he will understand that, thank you!
 
 

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