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Forum topic by TungOil posted 02-20-2019 10:30 PM 140 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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TungOil

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02-20-2019 10:30 PM

I’m renovating my master bathroom. As part of the renovation, I’m replacing two entry doors. To match the doors in the house, I went to my local lumber store and ordered two pre-hung, solid oak doors. I was a little surprised by what is considered a solid oak door these days.

So yes, technically this is an oak (veneer) door, and yes, it is solid (mostly pine). But it is not what I would consider a solid oak door. By my definition, it should be oak all the way through. Considering the source, it’s not surprising I suppose.

It’s amazing to me that labor is so cheap in China that it’s worth this kind of effort to save on a little materials. Especially considering how inexpensive red oak is.

It did get me to thinking, however, that this would be a great way to make a bunch of doors from something really exotic or expensive, say a highly figured wood or Macassar ebony.

What do you think?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"


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#1 posted 02-20-2019 10:38 PM

yeah sadly this is what you get these days passing as solid wood! look at hardwood plywood the veneer is about as thick as paper,sand for 15 seconds and your into the plys.

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