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Joined: Oct 31 2004

We must replace our exterior bathroom door. Where can we find replacements?

Bob Abbott
Eichler Tract
Oakland, CA
Sequoah Hills

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Joined: Apr 26 2003

Hello, neighbor!

I think your best bet would be to get a custom door from a building materials store, such as Truitt and White in Berkeley (http://www.truittandwhitelumber.com/who.htm). They can help you review your choices, such as a solid core wood door or a fiberglass door.

I would think you would buy the door only (not a pre-hung door) and would drill out the holes for the lockset and the notches for the hinges so that it would fit in the existing frame. If you are handy, you could do this yourself, or you could get a handyman to do the work.

Why a custom door? A standard residential door is 6 feet 8 inches in height, and I believe that your exterior bathroom door is probably about 7 feet in height, so custom would be the way to go.

Good luck!

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Joined: May 20 2004

hi
We had to replace our hall bath door as well, shortly after moving into our Palo Alto EIchler last year. Recommendations here included Mintons and Southern Lumber.

Mintons had to get an 8x3 foot door and cut it down to the 7 ft x 30 in dimensions of the old one. We also went with a solid core door.
The replacement door was birch, not mahogany, but was very closely matched to the existing luan doors once stained.
Mintons used the hinge rail from the old door to cut out the hinge areas for the new door, so all we had to do was hang it and adjust slightly. Overall cost was about $200, including labor.

I recommend finding a lumber yard in your area that has a door shop.
regards
S

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Joined: May 20 2004

hi
We had to replace our hall bath door as well, shortly after moving into our Palo Alto EIchler last year. Recommendations here included Mintons and Southern Lumber.

Mintons had to get an 8x3 foot door and cut it down to the 7 ft x 30 in dimensions of the old one. We also went with a solid core door.
The replacement door was birch, not mahogany, but was very closely matched to the existing luan doors once stained.
Mintons used the hinge rail from the old door to cut out the hinge areas for the new door, so all we had to do was hang it and adjust slightly. Overall cost was about $200, including labor.

I recommend finding a lumber yard in your area that has a door shop.
regards
S

Joined: Jan 3 2005

This is a little late, but we have redone the bathrooms and have the indoor and outdoor doors in the garage for the asking.

Eliza

Joined: Jan 3 2005

This is a little late, but we have redone the bathrooms and have the indoor and outdoor doors in the garage for the asking.

Eliza

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