Repairing water damaged doors
I have about 5 prehung doors (primed white) that got wet during a recent basement flood. The were only in water for a few hours but that was enough to result in damage.
The doors have a solid wood core but have a mdf veneer about 1/8" as can be seen on the bottom of door
It's the veneer that bubbled when it got wet. The water only affected the bottom 1-4" inch of the door and the frames (pine) seem to be good, so I was hoping to repair vs buy new. The cost to buy new is about $1100, so hopefully it can be repaired for less. I was thinking I could use a plunge router to remove the mdf veneer and replace with mdf, then fill, sand, paint. I don't have carpentry experience so I don't know if this is possible and would like to know from carpenters out there if this can be done. BTW, I'm planning to do the work myself since if I paid to have done I'm guessing it'd be more than repair cost. Thanks!