We had our new floors laid a few weeks ago and before that we had to take all the doors off their hinges and trim them to make sure that the would open over the new floor. I searched the internet for clever ideas for trimming doors and there is a special power tool, but it doesn’t seem to be common in Australia and we didn’t want to buy another power tool just to do one job (it looks like you can hire them in other countries). Without a door trimmer, our only other option was to take each door off its hinges, trim it and rehang it. We were not really keen on removing hundred year old doors, but we had no choice. Luckily it was easier than expected. Here’s how to trim old doors.
About the Author
- Liz Beavis (eight acres)
Liz lives on a farm in Queensland, Australia, with her husband Peter and dog Taz. They have a passion for small-scale organic farming and producing and eating real food. They keep chickens, beef and jersey cows and a big vegetable garden. Liz writes a blog about their farm to both inspire and help others who are interested in self-sufficiency, sustainability and permaculture.
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