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How to fit an internal pine door without a mistake or any hassle

Please be very careful when trying to fit pine doors as accurate measuring and cutting is required when you fit a door, the old adage of measuring twice and cutting once is very important.

Please read our full instructions on how to fit your interior door and to be honest if you are not the most experienced of DIY enthusiasts it is advisable to ask someone experienced to assist you.

Try and place the door on its edge when working, possibly make use of a "workmate" type device to hold the door securely.

Pine is a very traditional and beautiful type of timber but can split fairly easily when being worked, always use a "Stanley" type sharp knife to score above and below the hinge recesses that you intend to cut out and also at the edges of the door latch cut out, this will help prevent any splitting.

When drilling for the latch/lock it is advisable that you do not allow the drill "bit/cutter" to deviate from the left or right within the thickness of the door as it may be impossible to get the drill back in alignment and you could end up with the "bit" coming through the face of the door.

Always take your time!

Any questions, email and ask "Chippy

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