Dented Wooden Door


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Old 10-26-06, 04:20 AM
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Dented Wooden Door

My wifes Ex at one point kicked her bedroom door and it left a good sized dent in it. It didn't break all the way thru but it cracked and pushed it in on one side. Wanting some tips on how to repair that if possible or does it just need to be replaced?
 
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Old 10-26-06, 04:54 AM
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"Pushed in on one side" sounds like a hollow core door. It's repairable, but these doors don't cost much - $30-$45 depending on size.

Might be just as simple to replace it, if you feel confident reboring the lockset and routing out the hinge placement which will have to match the existing setup.

If you decide to repair, Bondo will patch it, but remember Bondo does not hold on a finished surface. The damaged area needs to stripped or sanded down to bare wood, patched, sanded out, then refinished.
 
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Old 10-26-06, 05:36 AM
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If the door is stained, you need to replace it or repair and paint it. Probably not as good as bondo but I've use joint compound to repair doors before. It the 'dent' is deep it would be best to first use bondo or durabond [a fast setting drywall compound], j/c tends to shrink and crack if applied too thick. Durhams rock hard putty will also work.

As George pointed out the surface needs to be sanded so whatever material you use will be able to stick properly.
 
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She said these doors arent cheap. Think she said they're 20 years old and were very expensive upwards of 1k. I should post pics of what it looks like. Hope I can repair it I don't really want to spend that much on a door.
 
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Pics would help alot.
 
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Old 10-26-06, 10:50 AM
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$1,000.00 per door? interior hollow doors? wow! this must be a reallllllllly nice house! i can't wait to see the pics!
 
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I want to see it...... I can't imagine a solid door costing $100, let alone $1,000 being damaged by a good kick. The hardware, maybe, but not the door.

Methinks you've a hollow core, 6 panel door - which you can replace for $40.00..... But, I'm a skeptical kind of guy.
 
 

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