The top layer of timber is splitting of my front door which is very weathered at the bottom of the door. I have asked a few places here and I get much the same result. Oh just buy a new front door.
My reply is NOT IN MY BUDGET and what a waste of door.
I'm thinking I will have to strip the back the top layer of what I think is ply and try and replace it and plain it back till its level and seal and repaint.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated..
Sorry to say what you don't want to hear @Old-gal24 but IMO your best option is to replace the door. That veneer will peel off, likely damaging the solid core which you'll then need to treat, buy ply, attach ply, sand and finish. By the time you've spent all that time and money doing that, you'll wish you had of just bought a new door - it'll turn out cheaper and less stress for you.
@ProjectPete I think deep down I thought that would be the way I have to go.
The more costly side of the door situation is a matching door to side smaller fixed door, not sure what they call it when you have one full sized door and what looks like a half sized door but it's fixed to one side. But it's matches the full door. So I would have to replace both as they match and I haven't seen the same patterned door any where in Bunnings or in door books.
Its a sad waste, if it was sealed and painted properly in the first place and kept maintained it wouldn't come to this. *(sorry I hate waste) Everywhere I've gone in this house so far the painting has been shocking. Backs of robe doors not even painted. Same as inside robes, no paint or shelving. So I've been keeping busy doing what I can inside after renovating or I should say creating a garden where there wasn't one. As well as having a shed built and trying to set that up. *( still a work in progress).
Thanks again for your suggestions.
I have recently been fixing chairs and a door that someone made a half hearted attempt to jimmy open and split the ply.
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