Asked by: Jeannette Kottler
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th May, 2020

Can I cut a solid core door?

Cutting A Solid Core Door. It should actually be more straightforward than cutting a hollow-core door. With hollow doors you need to worry about replacing the block on the bottom if you cut too much off, but with a solid door it's all wood so there's no issue.

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Similarly one may ask, can you trim down a solid core door?

The theory is it still has some of the solid and sound proofing properties, but with half the weight. If one is cutting down a "solid core" door, clean out the core material as David described, then use the cutoff piece to reblock the door. You will need to clean off the skins, but the piece should fit back in well.

Similarly, what is a solid core door? Made from wood byproducts, solid core doors are dense, heavy and withstand more punishment than hollow core interior doors. The typical solid core door is a mixture of wood particles glued together with heat, resins and hydraulic pressure to produce a uniform, consistent product.

Also know, how much can I trim off an internal door?

Most internal doors manufacturers advise different trimming tolerances so as a standard and to be on the safe side we advise that you don't trim more than 5mm per side. This is with the exception of LPD, which only allow 3mm on each side.

Are solid core doors worth it?

Solid core doors are heavier than solid wood doors so are the best choice for sound reduction for an inside door. foot) = more sound blocked. They are also cheaper than solid wood doors but not cheaper than hollow doors but if sound reduction is what you're after solid core doors are worth the money.

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