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Doors

Posted Apr 12, 2006 in Family, Miscellaneous, Personal.

As part of our ongoing project to renovate our house, we have decided to replace a number of interior doors. Originally, we were going to go with hardwood doors. Although built in 1957 (which is ancient in this country, apparently), many of our doors have slightly weird sizes. That means getting custom-made doors, which means thousands of dollars! It seems that a number of factors, including last year's hurricane, have pushed up the price of wood to seemingly astronomical levels.

So we abandoned the hardwood idea, and we decided to go with custom-made masonite doors. Even with this substantially cheaper option, we are still looking at about $6,000-worth of doors when you include the cost of fitting them and everything! I'm appalled at how expensive these things are (I'd budgeted around $2,000). Maybe I should go with hanging beads instead!

Comments

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    What kind of doors do you have now, solid wood or hollow-core?

    Posted by Stephen Collins on Apr 13, 2006.

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    I have flat hollow-core doors, stained with hideous varnish. We are replacing them with 6-panel masonite doors (and frames), and then painting them all white.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 13, 2006.

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    Oh, ok. If you had old wood doors, i was going to suggest just getting them dipped and stained.

    Posted by Stephen Collins on Apr 13, 2006.

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    I WISH that were true. I'm not kidding when I say the existing doors are nine kinds of ugly.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 13, 2006.