I hope someone can offer me advice on my situation.
I've had old, unattractive hollow core doors throughout the inside of
my house replaced with pre-hung, solid wood doors. The new frames are
slightly different from the old ones, and gaps in the hardwood floors
have become exposed. These gaps can be as big as 1/4" by 1" or
One idea I have for covering up these gaps is to install interior
thresholds on the problematic doorways. Cutting the thresholds to
perfectly wrap around the door frame, especially the moulding, seems
difficult if not impossible.
My questions are: should I simply try to cut the ends of the threshold
as best I can, and accept imperfections, or should I cut, say 5/8" off
the bottom of the door frame and slide the threshold underneath? Is
there a power tool that would help me make a good cut so close to the
Alternatively, is there a better way to fill these gaps? Some of the
gaps run the full width of the door frame's moulding, and it might
look a little strange to have the threshold going that far.