Oops! I cut the wrong end of my wood door.

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Old 01-03-09, 08:54 AM
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Oops! I cut the wrong end of my wood door.

I needed to cut about a 1/4" off bottom end of a 6 panel wood door so that the door would close properly, but instead I carelessly cut the top of the door . I'd like to reposition the hinges a 1/4" down so I don't have to buy a new door. But, I think the new holes will be too close to the old holes. What's the best way to handle the old holes so that I can create new holes very close by?

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Old 01-03-09, 08:57 AM
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Fill the holes with glue and golf tees. Let dry thoroughly. Then re-mortise the door to move the hinges.
 
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The crossbore and latch bore will not aline with the strike after repositioning the hinges. Everything must be altered.
 
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Thanks for the replies.

OK, so any thoughts about whether it is better to raise the jamb-side hinge or the door-side?
 
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Why not just add quarter round above the door to cover that gap?
Add it to the door frame top over the doorstop.
 
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Old 01-03-09, 03:52 PM
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If the door framing is removable, you can rebuild the jamb set to where everything is lifted . I would opt for that, again, if it is removable. Only requires a couple of cuts and nail it back together. Looks better on the hinge side and you don't have to adjust the striker, either.
 
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