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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Hi all,
I'm after a bit of advice please and I understand this is the place to come!
I have an old solid door where after the handle came loose, all the wood behind it was splintered from countless attempts to screw it in, so now I have nothing to screw into. The gap is quite shallow as it's a really old long lock that takes up space in the door (see pictures).
Does anyone have any idea how I can fit a handle please?
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It might be possible to make a splice repair depending on your level of skill and tool kit. Other than that a simple approach is to cut an oversize "pad" from 6 or 9mm plywood, round over the edges and glue/pin (panel pins) that onto the face of the door (you'll need to sand the door where the glue is going to remove the finish and make sure that you get a good fix) then reattach the handle. Fortunately you have a goodly length of spindle there so it should be do-able.

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just to give you some ideas what may work :dunno:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... c=50&rt=nc

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Job and Knock wrote:
. Other than that a simple approach is to cut an oversize "pad" from 6 or 9mm plywood, round over the edges and glue/pin (panel pins) that onto the face of the door (you'll need to sand the door where the glue is going to remove the finish and make sure that you get a good fix) then reattach the handle. Fortunately you have a goodly length of spindle there so it should be do-able.


Reminds me of a "blonde" moment I had some time ago. Oak door with a lock and one of those really long pull handles that run almost the height of the door. Fitted lovely 'till I came to put the key in , I'd put it all on the same line and could get the key in :oops: . Got round it by cutting some oak circles or patresses and moving the handle over thus covering my original holes. I did have to do around four other doors to make everything uniform .Practically nobody noticed it , certainly not the architect or clients . Only one person from our office noticed it and he complimented the method of getting round it.


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I've come across this sort of "patch/pad" arrangement quite a few times on old buildings. Done properly it seems a lot stronger than trying to get a patch into the door itself

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The patch/pad arrangement does seem a good idea.
Although I do think I would be tempted to square up the damage hole and splice in a patch first.
The horizontal lock left in place would determine the depth of the patch which could be planed to a
thickness allowing for a mm or two to be sanded off after!
I would envisage the patch fixed in place with a quality glue such as cascamite.

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