Return to the Home Repair Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Door's too short after carpet removal.

Posted by gunit00 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 11 at 19:36

Hi Folks,

After removing my old wall to wall carpeting, I have a three doors in my house with a gap at the ground ranging from 1" to 2".

The flooring is hardwood.Also, I do not have central air/heat.

What should I do?

Here are some pics:







Thanks in advance!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Door's too short after carpet removal.

The doors look like they are flush hollow cores. The doors themselves aren't more than about 30 dollars and if you have the skill to replace them that would be my answer. Second choice since they are painted doors would be to glue and nail a piece on the bottom, then sand, spackle and paint.


 o
RE: Door's too short after carpet removal.

Another alternative, if you didn't want to replace the doors, would be to go to a hardware store and get a door sweep to attach to the bottom of each door.


 o
RE: Door's too short after carpet removal.

You can attach a wood strip to the bottom of the door, then hide the joint by filling with Minwax high performance wood filler, sand smooth and flat and paint.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Repair Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here