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How to Fix a Warped Door So It Closes Better?


This article title is a bit of a misnomer: you cannot fix a severely warped door, at least easily. If it's an antique door of great worth, a skilled woodworker may be able to gradually bend the door back in shape. But we're talking about an ordinary door.

What you do instead is adjust the door stop to fit the curvature of the door.

The door stop is the vertical strip of wood that runs down the center of the door casing, which serves to stop the door from swinging any farther. You can very carefully pry up the door stop with a thin pry bar, and re-nail to fit the warped door.

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