Interior door lining

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  1. mk2phil

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm re-decorating our living room and need to replace the door lining. I've bought a new softwood door lining kit from wickes which I checked for straightness when I bought it.

    However, I checked it again last night and all sections of the casing are bowed like a bannana. How do you get round this? The best you can do is check before you buy. Or do you have to fit it straight away so that when you fix it with frame fixings this stops it bowing?

    Also, I've bought some frame fixings to fix it with. Do apply 3 or 4 per side where the door stop will go so that it'll cover the fixing heads - i.e in a vertical line up the door frame. And whats the best way to pack it out when using frame fixings - or do you just tighten/loosen each fixing until it's where you need it?

    Thanks in advance, Phil
     
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    Cut some folding wedges from off-cuts of wood, then slide them into place between the wall and the lining, that way they'll fit snuggly, and be the right size to get it all plumb. then fix directly through them into the wall. once it's all plumb and square you can cut off the waste flush with the wall.

    There are also plastic frame packer available which will do the same job.
     
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    General details of internal door lining, including fixing of door linings and which hand it is.

    Door Lining Guide
     
  4. mk2phil

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    cheers guys.

    How do you stop the wood bowing after you've bought it?
     
  5. awbcm

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    Put your running shoes on and run from the big shed that you have purchased the timber from.

    Have all you tools at hand and fix it in double quick time.

    Basically you can’t stop timber from warping.


    Have a look at the "From Tree to Timber"
    A guide on my other site showing the different methods of converting logs into usable timber outlining the properties and yield of each. The guide includes flaws, defects and movement problems in natural timber.
     
  6. mk2phil

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    ok cheers for that mate.

    So where would a pro/chippie buy a door lining from? You're right - I went to Wickes.
     
  7. awbcm

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    A true pro would make it his or her self. And if it was to be painted I would construct it from a cheap hardwood like Idigbo

    You could try the builder’s merchants. The minimum requirements are that you want it constructed from is upper gulf red wood 5ths or better.
     
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    Always fix a lining at at least four points down the lining five if necessary and at two points accross at each point down ,always pack the lining out so you can screw it in tight to take out any wind, cup or bow, never tigthen and then slacken off to hold it in the correct place
     

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