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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 09-15-2019 11:08 AM 280 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shultz

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09-15-2019 11:08 AM

Making a new exterior / entry door for my house. 2.25 thick. 42 wide x 7/0 tall

What is the ‘best’ core material to use: Stave, LVL, LSL, etc.? Im not price sensitive, just want the least chance of warping.

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#1 posted 09-15-2019 05:15 PM

I use solid wood. For an entry door I mill the rails, stiles and panels from 8/4. The rails and stiles are typically 1-3/4” for an entry door and I make my panels 1-1/2” thick.

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#2 posted 09-17-2019 05:00 PM


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#3 posted 09-17-2019 06:33 PM

Least chance of warping would be a frame and panel design, no core materials needed.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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