If one of your doors is twisted or warped, or if the door is not structural sound the best solution in terms of both time and money is to simply install a new door.  It may also make it easier to purchase a new prehung door frame too. This often requires a lot of time and some level of skill to properly fit a door, this can often be a hard job for the average home owner. There are a few things you can do however to make it a lot easier for you to repair or make good of a bad door.

Firstly, if the door is warped at the bottom or possibly at the top there are a few things you can do to reduce it.

  1.  Support the door by placing an object underneath.
  2. Remove the frame side of the hinge, this will allow you access to fix some of the warp
  3. Cut a few small pieces of cardboard and reduce the size until it fits into the mortise.
  4. When the hinge is flush with the door itself, you can reattach the hinge. This will take out a sizeable amount of  the warp.
  5. You may need to tweak the other side of the frame to achieve an ideal fit when the door is closed.
This may not be the best way to sort out door problems. However, for people who may not have the time to learn how to fit a new door, or don’t have the time, this is an ideal tip to sort out annoying door issues. If you are looking for a better solution, our hand crafted interior doors are a great choice.