To chop or not to chop?

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by dvddvd, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    just changing my doors in my house to flush fire doors, mainly just so the doors have a more solid feel than the hollow plywood doors that were on before.

    Anyhow I have a 2 foot wide airing cupboard and was going to change that too, to a flush door.

    I have a 2 foot 6 inch width plywood hollow door which I've changed and was wondering about using that on the airing cupboard? It would mean cutting 6 inch of the width and then fixing a new edge rail to it? Is it going to fall apart, is it worth the hassle?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Deanta make very good solid core doors,& fire doors,plus the have the largest lipping available on a door,16mm on all four sides.
  3. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    Should be fine. Just remember to allow enough wood for hinges/locks/handles or knob fixings when infilling the hollow cuts.
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Stick the new edge in with mitre mate.
  5. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    It's not worth the hassle, no. And if fire regs are the predominant reason or whatever, then believe it or not but your airing cupboard door should be fire rated.
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You can buy a 600 door from Wickes.
  7. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    I looked at Wickes but they were to order and delivery only, in the end I bought one from Travis Perkins which is just around corner from me
  8. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Wickes doors a good quality I find. Guess Travis are the same? Howdens are naff
  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Wickes and Travis are the same group along with City Plumbing, Benchmarx, Toolstation and many others.
  10. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Benchmark doors are not the same quality as wickes. I made that mistake. Strange as you think they would be

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