The front entrance to our house has a small vestibule off the porch. The
entrance has double outer doors, which doors have large glass inserts.
So, just stiles, top & bottom rails, and glass. Because they're on the
porch, the doors are not directly exposed to weather, but they are
The problem is, one of these doors appears to be warped: the center top
is pulled in relative to the stop moulding, and likewise relative to its
mating door, which it should close and latch with. AFAICT, it is the
door itself, not the frame, which is warped.
I'd appreciate any thoughts/experience with correcting a warped door.
About the only way I know is cut a kerf, straighten, fill remaining kerf
with glued in dutchman. That works for cabinet door, should be possible
with bigger doors but the glass could be a problem. Can't be much of a warp
if the glass didn't break. OTOH, it may well be a temporary effect due to
the outside being exposed to more humidity.
Your odds of success are not that good because the large glass areas
don't contribute much rigidity. Best consider having a new door
constructed at a good carpenter/woodworking shop. Well seasoned lumber
could make the big difference in getting a warp resistant replacement
Trying to get the current door flattened by clamping to some other
flat structure is dicey and likely rather time consuming. Your
neighbors would wonder why you had the front entry boarded up while
this was ongoing.
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