I'm replacing the doors in my home with solid oak. I purchased what I thought was solid oak at Home Depot. It turns out that some of it is chipwood filled with a veneer over it. It is unsealed and unveneered at the bottom of the door so that you can see the areas filled with chipwood. I'm worried about that as it will be exposed in a moisture ridden atmosphere and have been told that the door could de-laminate. I'm thinking of returning the door and going for totally solid wood. Any thoughts?
Oil based coatings like interior oil based primer, interior oil based paint, real varnish and polyurethane are all highly impermeable to air or moisture, so I think you'd be OK with the door you have as long as you applied an oil based coating to all 6 surfaces.
I have ribbon mahogany doors on 20 of my bathrooms, and so far they've lasted 52 years without delaminating or any other problem. Interior doors normally are hollow core, and they seem to stand up well on bathroom door frames; I don't see why your door would be significantly different.
Also, even if you bought a solid oak door, wood absorbs moisture from the air around it, and it's possible for that door to warp because of the higher humidity on one side of the door than the other.
Just use oil based coatings on all 6 surfaces of your door to prevent them from absorbing humidity from the air, and use your bathroom fan to minimize exposure of the door to humidity, and you should be fine.
just about everybody's "solid wood" door is a veneered slab from whatever place that doesn't speak English is above water that week. I've had slabs from China, Indonesia, Malasia. on "made in USA" doors. which probably means the guys who put the hinges on the ready-to-hang frame are in the US.
so you want to be sure to finish the door on all 6 sides. oil-based polyurethane is our stink-out-of-the-house choice.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
swschrad i just love your discription of the door made where ????? i laught so laud that the dog jumped up .This message has been edited. Last edited by: beers1,
I am agree with you as I have the same experience with the oak door it gets fed up immediately after some days and environment affects it badly, you should proceed with your decision.
You are taking a right decision in a right way. You must go with solid wood doors those will be much better and safe for your home.
i read that a product only has to be 5% american made to be stamped made in the usa
cars that are made in jap-land come over here and a radio and windshield wipers are installed.[they made over there too] it gets a made in us sticker
whats wrong with this country??? buy american!!!
sell land to ONLY americans
stop giving money away to POOR countrys
until the poor here have full bellies and a roof
ok ok ok i'll step off the soap box
i got worked up there for a min
Use polyurethane varnish in satin with good three coats. Use high quality of waxing which avoid water stay on the wood. Make a proper arrangement of water pass out
Frodo, I think you express the feelings of many who are fed up with products (and often junk) from the emerging market countries.
But have you recently tried to find American made products? They're almost hidden, if you can find them. It's easier to find stuff from Pacific Rim countries and/or Asian countries (including the one that was harboring a certain t_e_r_r_o_r_i_s_t who was dispatched last year) than it is to find American made goods.
And let's not forget the effect of trade agreements on facilitating the entry of this junk into the export stream. And let's also remember those stalwart dedicated folks in D. C. who gave us these trade agreements. And yes, I'm being angrily sarcastic.This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
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