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    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 29th Jun 18, 12:20 AM
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    What to do with this old door?
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    What to do with this old door? 29th Jun 18 at 12:20 AM
    I'm renovating my c.1900 house and internal doors have been overboarded until last night. Taking the board off revealed this:


    What would you do with it? How to repair the door (without spending a fortune)? Is it possible to buy matching beading/moldings to replace the damaged pieces? I'm now expecting the same problem with 4 doors (both sides each).
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    • sol2017
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    replace the detail inserts, sand the rest and repaint or stain it
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 29th Jun 18, 1:30 AM
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    • 29th Jun 18, 1:30 AM
    Is it possible to buy matching beading/moldings to replace the damaged pieces? I'm now expecting the same problem with 4 doors (both sides each).
    Originally posted by sol2017
    There are companies out there specialising in period moldings. They do tend to be somewhat expensive though.

    Had to repair a 1920s door recently. Very similar in style to yours. Picked up a length of 9mm glazing bead that was a close, but not perfect, match with the original. After painting, you'd have to look pretty close to spot the difference.
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    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 29th Jun 18, 7:26 AM
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    Yes, I did a quick search online and specialist stuff seemed quite expensive. To a point where I considered replacing all doors. But that would be very tricky as some of them are custom sizes (not close to standard stock).

    FreeBear, thanks, I'll have a look what beads are out there, hopefully I can find a close match. What are the best places to look for them?
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 29th Jun 18, 7:41 AM
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    if all the doors are the same you could change one side of one door to new beadings(close match) and use the old beading to repair the others.
    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 29th Jun 18, 7:48 AM
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    getmore4less, that's a great idea, thank you. I just hope that one side would be enough for all repairs
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    • By Will2208 29th Jun 18, 10:12 AM
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    I'd recommend having them dipped and stripped. We had 5 doors done about 5 years ago and they look fantastic. Just Google paint stripping companies in you area. Our doors are the original Edwardian type which had a sheet of plyboard pinned to each side. They also had several coats of paint. As far as I can remember it cost 120 for 5 doors.
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    • By flashg67 29th Jun 18, 6:54 PM
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    most B&Q's have a stand with loads of different softwood mouldings to choose from
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    • By FreeBear 29th Jun 18, 9:49 PM
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    most B&Q's have a stand with loads of different softwood mouldings to choose from
    Originally posted by flashg67
    My local B&Q has a very limited selection, and even though Wickes isn't too far away, I tend to use Jewsons.

    B&Q/Homebase/Wickes all carry stocks of some moldings, as do many of the builder/timber merchants.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 30th Jun 18, 8:15 AM
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    If your house is common to the area its likely there are many others with the same doors. Skip diving locally might get what you need. Try asking at properties being renovated. Keep a few tools in the car unless you want to take a complete door home.
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    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 30th Jun 18, 8:36 AM
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    Thanks everybody, I'll visit local timber merchants first to see what they've got. A friend sounded pretty confident that they would have a bead like that.

    Quite excited about the process and can't wait to see the restored door!
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 30th Jun 18, 12:31 PM
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    Quite excited about the process and can't wait to see the restored door!
    Originally posted by sol2017
    Pics or it didn't happen

    If you really want to go full on with period fixtures & fittings, keep a look out for a suitable lock & handles.
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    • sol2017
    • By sol2017 5th Jul 18, 10:10 PM
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    Things have progressed slowly, not done much yet. Removed covering panels from 4 doors and discovered that 3 of them have the same issue and will need beading. Some of the beading is also missing and one of the doors doesn't have any beading on one side at all. The most exciting part was to discover that the door connecting entrance hallway and lounge was once glazed, so I'll try to return it to that state. In general doors aren't in a great condition but I'll keep them as I'm trying to keep costs down.

    Couldn't find a matching beading so will get something a bit similar and fit on the sides facing internally (i.e. where only one door is in view).

    Also found that door stripping isn't cheap. It might have been but not anymore. Definitely makes me consider new doors. So I'll prepare the doors differently.

    Pics to follow probably will take some time though (loads of other things need to get done before that)
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