How do I repair these cracks

Front door splitting. How can I fix it
q how do i repair these cracks
  16 answers
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 03, 2017
    Use wood filler, then sand and restain the entire panel so the patch isn't obvious.

    • Lee Lee on Oct 03, 2017
      We tried that, two different times and it still came back. Now thinking about using caulking any other suggestions

  • Archer Archer on Oct 03, 2017

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Oct 03, 2017
    Maybe caulk for wood would work npretty sure they come in cple different colors, or wood putty... or a woodglue,fine sawdust n stuff it in, sand n stain...

    • Lee Lee on Oct 03, 2017
      Thanks I’ll give it a try tomorrow appreciate it

  • Honestly, anything you do is just temporary, save your money and purchase a new door.

  • SandyG SandyG on Oct 03, 2017
    Have you or are you interested in removing panels and replacing with wire/screen? Not sure if it is a look you like. Repairing doors is a big job and no guarantees it won't split again. Here is site to look at.

    • Lee Lee on Oct 04, 2017
      Thanks for your reply however it is a front door and that wouldn’t work

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Oct 04, 2017
    Your welcome!

  • Fauxgal Fauxgal on Oct 04, 2017
    You can caulk it on both sides, but it will require a small hole in your caulk tube - not a big one, and it will require some skill. You can also fill it with wood filler, and sand it back (with the direction of the grain) smooth once it is dry. But you will most likely have to paint your door...

  • Mar16494122 Mar16494122 on Oct 04, 2017
    Is the crack larger than the size of a toothpick?

  • SandyG SandyG on Oct 04, 2017
    Sorry. I misread and thought it was a cabinet door.

  • Lee Lee on Oct 04, 2017
    No it is not.

  • Lee Lee on Oct 04, 2017
    That's ok , thanks anyway

  • Red30994061 Red30994061 on Oct 04, 2017
    Try a product called "Durham's". You can buy it at Lowes in the paint dept. Smooth it out as much as you can while it's wet to eliminate the amount of sanding. When it drys it's as hard as oak! I think you will be very happy with the out-come. Let me know.

  • Lee Lee on Oct 04, 2017
    Thank you so much for this suggestion, as soon as I can get to Lowe’s and get it put on the door I will certainly be back in touch with you thank you so much

  • Joyce Fuhrman Joyce Fuhrman on Oct 04, 2017
    We have filled in cracks on the exterior wood using Bondo. I know it sounds like it is only used on cars, but it has been on the exterior of our hous for 7 plus years and is still holding. Make sure after you have applied it that you sand it after it is dry, apply some primer and then paint. Good luck.

  • DP DP on Oct 07, 2017
    I was also going to suggest bondo and since it is a front door you want it to be strong so you could put a metal plate over the crack also to reinforce it, if you use a decorative plate like a brass kick plate it would look like it belongs more so and you could do to both sides to make them look the same.

  • Lee Lee on Oct 07, 2017
    Thank you so much.