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Fixing a hole in my door

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04-06-14, 06:33 AM   #1  
Fixing a hole in my door

Hey guys I have a 2 inch long 1/4 inch high hole in my door. How do I go about fixing it? Its also got a wood finish so that may be tricky.
This is a photo of it from the front
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And this is from the other side of the door
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I'm completely clueless on what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated!

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04-06-14, 09:41 AM   #2  
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Ideally you replace the door. You could push in the rough areas and use a filler like Durham's Rock Hard Putty to fill the hole and the try and replicate the finish texture. I doubt you can patch it and make the repair disappear but you can make it not as noticeable.

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04-06-14, 10:32 AM   #3  
..Its a hollow core door with a hardboard skin..and a whole like that is pretty hard to repair unnoticeably..especially since it is 'textured', but Marksr suggestion is probably the way to go, without replacing the door..(which wouldnt be that expensive..for a flat finished door. You may not find the same style/texture door nowadays.) tho may bestill available in your 'Non-US' area...?!?

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