Hardwood door renovation

The customer assumed that the front door to their property needed to be replaced. 
I was keen to renovate the door as all joints were sound and there were no signs of rot.

Being a 36 inch wide door a replacement of similar design would be in the region of £1000. After removing the various bits attached to the door, a thorough sanding and finishing with 3 coats of light Oak Satin varnish the end result looks very presentable. 

I am all for this type of renovation. If we are going to be serious about  future natural resources and carbon emissions we are ALL going to have to reduce reuse and recycle.  A win win for  the customer -they saved at least £1000 .

A win win for the environment – one less door to get rid of and one less door having to be manufactured . 

Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 45years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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