I belong to a little brick bungalow in a midwest US city,
built in 1954, detached frame garage.
Wood doors are all of wood segments commonly joined by woodwork that
looks something like tongue-in-groove flooring. Replacing the doors is
On the garage door, some of the tongues are working loose making one end
of the door sag. I had to plane the knob end of the door to keep it from
scraping the floor. Worked for a while, now it scrapes again.
I have an old reconditioned wood storm door in the back of the house.
Twice, a freak wind (50+ mph) ripped the door out of my hand and slammed
it against the masonry, breaking the tongue at the top. The first time I
reinforced the joint with 1/4" plexiglass plates drilled for heavy wood
screws. The second time (today) it broke both plates.
Does anybody know of any tricks/techniques for reinforcing/repairing such
doors? If necessary I guess I'll try to find something like aluminum plates
maybe 3 x 6 " that I could drill like I did the pglass, but I'd sho'ly, sho'ly
like to find something more durable and less work (spec'ing, drilling, etc).
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