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    Hi all,

    This is my first post after lurking in the weeds as a non-registered user for a while.

    Anyway, I am going to attempt to make a dutch door for my church office. My original plan was to use a solid core door, cut it, and mount it. The thing is, as with most churches, they are on a shoestring budget and solid core doors can run up around $100. Now I'm wondering if I can use the existing hollow core door and use some lumber on the inside to sturdy it up a bit.

    Has anyone done this, or have any other suggestions? Thanks so much in advance for any help.

    -Matt Girdham

  • #2

    Yes, you can do what you asked about. I have done it any number of times. Be carefull when cutting it in two--the veneer is thin and will chip easily. I suggest scoring it with a utility knife first. (Both sides)



    • #3
      Matt, have you thought about checking some of the local salvage places? Habitat has a store here where they sell off extra building materials that people have donated from remodelings, and all sorts of leftovers.

      I can buy just about any kind of door or window for $5-10.