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nbo10 01-21-2013 09:33 PM

Reclaimed solid wood door?
 
Hi All,
I found 7 or 8 solid wood doors out in a storage shed. Or at least, I think they are solid wood, as they are HEAVY. I wouldn't be surprised if they were the original doors from when the house was built in the 50's.The landlord used the shed for junk/garbage when he bought the place a few years ago. They are mine if I want them.

Is this wood good for anything? I will have to remove the paint from the doors. Any suggestions besides scraping? I would have to assume that it is leaded paint.

I removed one of the hinges and there might be some mold or fungus? You might be able to see it in the picture. If there is mold can the bad areas be cut away and the rest of the wood salvaged?

Thanks for the advice.

nbo10 01-21-2013 09:35 PM

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I'll have to take another picture of the bad area.

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trc65 01-21-2013 10:40 PM

They make great workbench tops. Can be as simple as putting one on top of saw horses, or building a complete sub assembly for it.

2lim 01-21-2013 10:55 PM

They make great up-cycle projects. I have a not so step by step at the link here about turning a door into a VERY unique buffet for a client.


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3042004&type=1

If you are looking for ideas.



Simon

DaveTTC 01-21-2013 10:56 PM

Room dividers, furniture, lots and lots of pen blanks.

Dave The Turning Cowboy

bradnailer 01-22-2013 11:14 AM

They are probably filled with chipboard which, in my opinion is from the devil. However, they make fantastic shelves and bench tops.

Steve Neul 01-22-2013 11:40 AM

The doors look like solid core doors which are probably particle board with a douglas fir frame around it. I think the black around the hinges are more likely graphic lubricant used on the hinges. To me it would be more work than its worth to strip the paint off of the doors to cut them up for another purpose. If you could use them as doors it might be worthwhile. Anyway winter isn't a good time to strip paint. A person could use a heat gun but thats a lot of work. I would rather strip them with a methylene chloride remover however the remover doesn't work well below 70 degrees.

BernieL 01-22-2013 10:49 PM

Work benches need to be flat - that's my vote.

nbo10 01-23-2013 12:40 AM

Worked a bit on scraping off some of the paint. I don't think it's going to be worth effort. I'll just use em for extra table top space if needed. Thanks for the advice guys.

Globba 01-23-2013 09:48 AM

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I made a king size bed from an old 6 panel door. Had to cut one of the panels out to size it down.

nbo10 01-24-2013 12:26 AM

That's a nice looking bed.

Gary0855 01-24-2013 11:09 AM

From the pic, the black edges are masonite, I can also see a chip in the face in the pink painted area. This also means the core is particle board, that is why they are so heavy.
I personally don't have much use for masonite or particle board, other than a shelf or table top that's well supported. Particle board is not a structural material, It will sag under weight.

nbo10 01-25-2013 02:52 AM

I couldn't tell what the black edge was so I took a small drill bit to it. If I use them for table top or a shelf for an extended time they will need to be supported length wise? A better question might be, do I care if the sag after some period of time?

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Originally Posted by Gary0855 (Post 430569)
From the pic, the black edges are masonite, I can also see a chip in the face in the pink painted area. This also means the core is particle board, that is why they are so heavy.
I personally don't have much use for masonite or particle board, other than a shelf or table top that's well supported. Particle board is not a structural material, It will sag under weight.



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