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Repair to external architrave

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by C_scottie86, 4 Aug 2020.

  1. C_scottie86

    C_scottie86

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    I am looking to repair the external architrave to my front door. Its my last attempt before ripping out and replacing with a composite (which I would really, rather not do) and im hoping that I can repair, rather than replace the architrave.

    I have my wet rott hardner and epoxy exterior wood filler at the ready, but can anyone advise how I can best tackle the curves of the moulding when sanding down?

    I have been looking at getting some drum sanding bits for my drill to get into the crevasses, but any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks
     

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    C_scottie86, good evening.

    Can I be the rain on your ideas, Sorry!

    Given the condition of your Architraves [especially image 2] you may be better in totally replacing these architraves?? I think you will be chasing around for a considerable time to achieve a [really] not too good a finish after a lot of work should you attempt a repair on what you are faced with?

    There are several WWW. sites where such Victorian "Type" architraves are available, give a bit of research you should be able to locate something that takes your fancy, if possible given the exposure it may be advisable to look @ hardwood?

    A couple of such sites are noted below [there are a load more?]

    Ken.

    https://mdfskirtingworld.co.uk/arch...ave/?msclkid=2d7aae3d804b174ca5dbf11426afa8f6

    https://www.wooduchoose.com/wooden/architrave-17/
     
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    You could possibly build up that profile out of hardwood trim?
    Or as said, find a new timber one suitable for Victorian houses

    https://www.periodmouldings.co.uk/faqs/
    They will copy your originals but presumably at a price
     
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    Replacement would be easiest option.
     
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