How Do We Fix a Warped Wooden Door?

Having indoor or outdoor wooden doors are beautiful additions to any home. Like most things, wooden doors can start to develop problems. Cracks, an improper seal or excessive heat and moisture can cause your wooden door to warp. A warped door allows air to escape or enter your home, as well as bugs and rodents! Fortunately, knowing how to fix a warped wooden door can save you time, money and the hassle of installing a new door. With a little bit of elbow grease and some patience, your beautiful wooden door can be fixed in no time.

What You Need to Fix a Warped Wooden Door:

  • Two Sawhorses
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper
  • Heavy towels or a large blanket
  • Varnish
  • Paintbrush
  • 50-lb sandbag or something of equal weight

Fixing a Warped Wooden Door

After you’ve gathered the supplies you need, fixing a warped wooden door is simple! Before you remove your wooden door from the hinges, place both of your sawhorses four to five feet apart in a covered area. Use your screwdriver and remove the door from the hinges and lay it across both of the sawhorses. Be sure to lay the door down with the bowed side facing up. After you’ve placed your door on the sawhorses, use your sandpaper and and the top and bottom of the door.

How to Repair and Flatten a Warped Door

After the door has been taken off the hinges and proper sanded on the top and bottom portion, check to see how badly your wooden door is warped. Once you’ve assessed the level of damage to the door, you will know what methods to use to flatten a warped door. If your door is only slightly bowed, take the sandbag or object of similar weight, and lay it across the area that is warped. Leave the sandbag on the door for 24 hours or until the warp is completely gone. If your door is badly warped, wet your heavy towels or large blankets and lay them across the warped area only. Each day, rewet the towels and add five to 10 pounds of weight onto the door until is is completely straight again. After you’ve chosen your method to flatten your warped door, you will need to wait until the door dries and apply a coat or two of varnish onto the whole door to make sure the warp doesn’t happen again.

Where Do We Find Warped Wooden Door Replacement Parts?

If your wooden door is severely warped, there is no great solution for your problem other than buying a whole new door. With DIY Door Store, we can help you fix, repair or replace any door you have! Whatever problem you’re having with your door, we have exactly what you need! With door parts from Fox, Masonite, Trapp Doors and so much more, we know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for and at a fraction of the price! If you want more information about how to fix your warped wooden door, or need a replacement part or door for any area in your home, call us today at (888) 998 - 3667!

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