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Cutting down veneered door

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Benway, 10 May 2021.

  1. Benway

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    Hi.

    I'm planning on cutting down an oak veneered door to fit under under stairs doorframe. The hope is to be able to cut out the bottom rail and "graft" back in. Any tips/hints/tricks? Or should I give up now and just make a straight cut along the bottom?

    Plan A in red. Plan B in blue...

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    If altering the door is possible, would it be easier to move the top down instead?
     
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    Thinking was when I make a mess of it it's further away from your eyes! :D
     
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    It is possible but for a decent result you will need some tools.

    Do you have access to a tracksaw?
     
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    as it has lipping on both sides that means its just a surface veneer so need to know exact constuction
    if its not slid in panels then then may be may be not
     
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    Could we get @Keitai and Andy (@HERTS P&D) involved in this? I'm sure their input would be invaluable :censored:
     
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  9. Benway

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    I have heard their work is legendary. But there is a long waiting list for such artisan experience.

    No track saw.
     
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    There is a bloke on here called Keitia, he is an expert!

    Andy
     
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    Being serious, though, the OP needs to determine if the bottom rail can be separated out or not and if the panel can be separated. But the only way to do that is to actually pull the door apart. I agree that a plunge saw and rail are by far the best way to part out the bottom rail as well a to cut the rails down and resize the panel, but this might be risky. Any chance of a close up of the bottom of the door?
     
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    There is a strip of veneer at the bottom, but I have a photo of a previously trimmed door. It looks like the profile carries on top to bottom through the whole door.

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    Good! Looks like that will come apart.
     
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    Didn't end up too bad.

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