I have the answer on how to trim the bottom, does anyone know how much solid
wood batten is along the bottom (its the cavity, filled with cardboard cheap
internal doors )
I need to take 2 cms off and wondering if there is that much there to start
In old 'money' the bottom rail is around 1 1/4" (3 cm) - that's assuming
nothing has been already cut off the bottom.
Beware also, that the bottom rail is usually held onto the styles (sides)
but rather large staples that seem to be strategically placed by the
manufacturer to catch the edge of the saw or plane whenever it is cut.
I must contradict you on that from my personal experience.
But during my *FIVE* year apprenticeship many, many, many years ago, that's
the way that I was taught - and old habits die hard!
It's the same as window *CILL* or door *CILL*, again that's the way that I
was taught to spell it - but today, the predominant way seems to be *SILL* -
ah well, times, words and spellings change!
As a matter of interest, I am sure that S S (and others) have the
intelligence to be able to work out the fact that there may be more than
one ways of spelling a technical term (usually dependent on the area of the
country you reside in) -especially since Google will offer the option to
change the spelling if it thinks the original way is incorrect - but of
course, you know that!
Interesting one this as the spelling of stiles causes major arguments
here (I work for a door manufacturer) with no general agreement can I
ask where (which Company) you did you apprenticeship with as it might
prove a bit of a theory I have.
PS agree totally that door cill is spelt with a C :)
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