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06-08-13, 11:29 PM   #1  
Tenant Punched hole through bathroom door

Looks like my Tenant punched a hole through my old wooden bathroom door. I'd like to fix it without having it look like crap if possible.

Might be selling the house soon and want it to look presentable.

I don't have an actual pic, but here is the basic idea.

Thanks for any ideas on how to fix it.

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06-09-13, 04:02 AM   #2  
The picture shows an older door with a mortise lockset, two panel, probably solid wood. Not sure why the actual door wasn't photographed, but if the other door is like this one, the top panel may be too thin and the hole too large to repair. With that said, the top panel may need replacing, which would entail possibly taking the top rail off the door in its entirety. Being old, the glue used may or may not be a booger to release without messing it all up. How big is the hole? Similar to the picture? Man, that's a "here's Johnny" hole

 
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06-09-13, 04:14 AM   #3  
Is your door the same style as shown in the photo? If so you can glue a piece of paneling or other material over the entire recessed area. If you cut the piece as large as possible you end up with a small gap around the perimeter that can be caulked or covered with moulding.

 
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06-09-13, 08:30 PM   #4  
Your door and house so it's your call but we replace doors instead of repairing them. And the tenants pay for it regardless.

 
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06-10-13, 02:49 AM   #5  
Lol, yes that is the size of the hole. I couldn't get to the door but that is a pretty good depiction of the door type.

Pilot Dane, any suggestions on what sort of panel could be glued on?

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeees Johnny!

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06-10-13, 04:04 AM   #6  
The thinner the panel, the better it will look. You could use 1/4" plywood although 1/8" masonite might be a better choice. If the masonite is too thin for the hole, glue some support into the void.


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06-10-13, 01:41 PM   #7  
1/8" since you have to put it on both sides, would be a winner.

 
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06-26-13, 09:45 AM   #8  
Thanks all...I am on it! I appreciate your help as always!

 
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