What do you do with doors that were cut onbottom

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all the doors were trimmed on the bottom to make room for carpeting. I have wood floors What can I do to make the doors longer.

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  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 07, 2017
    You could take them down one by one, add wood trim the width of the door x 1/2" (if that what was cut off), gluing and screwing, make sure heads are set in. Then fill the trim line on door faceswith wood putty, sand and repaint.
    If that sounds like too much work, visit Habitat for Humanity Restore, and start buying used doors that fit and refurbish them.
  • Peg Peg on Aug 07, 2017
    You can tack down a piece of door facing...not sure what it is called...but it is used for covering carpets in doorways and other things. It comes in different heights and can be bought at any hardware store.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 07, 2017
    Hi Colleen,

    Depending on how much room you have at the top, you might be able to move the whole door down a little bit. Hopefully enough to make it look better, BUT you will have to fill in all the holes and gouges that are left from moving the hinges. It might not be worth the trouble. Eventually you might get used to the gap and not notice it any more.

    Good luck!
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Aug 07, 2017
    Try glueing cove Base on the bottom of the doors. You can get cove base at Homedepot or Lowe's, or a home improvement store. They can show you different colors, and different sizes. This is a plastic/rubber strip that you put down to hide the gap. Make sure you measure the space between the bottom of the door, and the floor. Also figure out how much you'll need. Good Luck!
  • Kim Kim on Aug 07, 2017
    How about Crocheted skirts? Crochet lace trim the width of your door and the depth that you need. Velcro tape can be sewn to top of lace and the other side adhered to your door for a removable and washable skirt.
    : )
  • Jan8429433 Jan8429433 on Aug 07, 2017
    Had same problem, 2 inch gap. My husband removed door, measured and cut a piece of wood, same width as door by 2 inchs. affixed it with liquid nails, dried and then screwed onto door. replaced and it looks really neat. JJ

  • Colleen Colleen on Aug 08, 2017
    Was it a hollow door ??
  • Colleen Colleen on Aug 08, 2017
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I think I'll go look in the Habitat for Humanity store
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 10, 2021

    Hello Colleen,

    But in Timber threshold's at doorways or buy new doors. or you could remove each door and add more timber, but you will always see the line where it has been fitted. Unless you then clad the door both sides to cover it and then re finish the door decor.