The boring, flat panel interior doors were really dating our home. However, I didn't want to spend the money to replace them all. So, we decided to use plywood to give them the effect of molding.
Add Molding to Flat Panel Interior Doors
Cut 1/4" plywood into strips. You'll have to do math to determine the size that you want the boxes to be on each door. Check your math 3 times because we sure did mess it up! Draw a diagram for best results, and then tape the design onto the door to be sure. There's more details on that process in my blog post.
Sand when they are cut to get rid of jagged edges.
Use a nail gun to attach strips to door. Use a level and tape measurer to make sure they look straight and neat.
Use caulk or wood filler to fill all gaps and sand smooth.
Paint. We took our doors outside and sprayed them since we did 8. If I was just doing 1 or 2 I would use a small foam roller and paint them in place.
Re hang and enjoy! We also replaced all our mis-matched knobs with levers.
This was such an upgrade for our home and was done at a fraction of the cost of replacing the doors.
- 1/4" plywood
- Nail gun + nails
- Level + measuring tape
- Paint + sprayer or brush
- New knobs or levers
- Caulk or wood filler