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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Greyghost, 4th Jul, 2016.

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  1. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Unfortunately Bunnings do not sell internal doors that are the size I need.

    The standard primed flat (non panelled) door is about $29 at Bunnings

    Cutting them down would be an option if I had a cabinet maker band/bench saw, but I don't.
    No chance of making a clean cut with a jigsaw.

    Just for an IP, so don't want anything extravagant..

    Does anyone know where I can get custom doors done on a budget?

    I'm located west/north Melb.

    Thanks in advance!
    GG
     
  2. Propertunity

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    Cutting internal doors down is not really an option if you need to cut a decent amount - as you'll only run out of door timber and cut into the cardboard honeycomb inside. You'll likely need to cut down a solid timber door for what you want. Why not buy a $50 el cheapo circular saw and cut them down or you'll need to go to a kitchen manufacturer or cabinet maker to get them to cut down for you. Or maybe you can get the guys at Bunnings to cut it down? They do lots of other cutting of timber to size on their saws there.
     
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  3. Greyghost

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    Yep, you have about 20mm on all 4 ends. So not much margin.
    Still wont get a nice cut. Have the jigsaw, circular and drop saw. Just not a bench saw.
    Nope they wont. Apparently because their saw's teeth are not fine enough to make a clean cut. I think that is BS, they too know internal doors only have a little room to play with before you ruin them.

    As for a sold door. Don't really want to buy 8 internal solid doors at their price vs hollow internal doors lol.

    Sure ill find them later on tonight. This is the first place a posted before doing the GOOGLE thing....
     
  4. bob shovel

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    Circ saw and jig saw will do the job. Use some making tape on the cutting face. Use a guide to get a straight cut.
    And the bunnings ones are ****! Rip the bejesus out of it plus won't be straight!
     
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    What size are you talking?
     
  7. Joynz

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    Ok, I've just had this issue.

    You can buy solid core doors from Bunnings that have a pine core and can be cut down easily. About $89 for the 2040 x 820mm for an external flush door.

    Look at the top surface and you can clearly see how far the stiles extend compared to a hollow core door.

    You can cut these with a circular saw. Use a pair of clamps and a straight edge.

    Don't use a jigsaw if you want a straight edge (despite the advice from Bob)

    Alternatively, the Door Store will be able to help. Or a cabinet maker.
     
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    @Greyghost if i recall you're from the western suburbs? I'm happy to cut the door for you with my panel saw.
     
  9. Greyghost

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    Hey mate.
    Thank you very much for the offer..
    Getting the fences done in colorbond this weekend so doors are the next project.
    If I get stuck I'll be sure to be in touch.
    Thanks for reaching out!!
     
  10. Hodge

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    No problem, happy to help.