Widening a letterbox hole in a wooden door


Postby lordbergkamp » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:45 am

I am trying to fit a new letterbox onto a wooden doorway. The door's 10 years old as is the letterbox and modern letterboxes seem to be a different size. The one I've bought is closest in size that I can find, but is still too big for the hole in the door. What's the best way of widening the hole by 15mm top and bottom? The bloke in the DIY shop said a wood rasp, but is there a better way?

Thanks! Appreciate any help that people can suggest.
lordbergkamp
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:40 am

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby dannypthechippy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:24 pm

lordbergkamp wrote:I am trying to fit a new letterbox onto a wooden doorway. The door's 10 years old as is the letterbox and modern letterboxes seem to be a different size. The one I've bought is closest in size that I can find, but is still too big for the hole in the door. What's the best way of widening the hole by 15mm top and bottom? The bloke in the DIY shop said a wood rasp, but is there a better way?

Thanks! Appreciate any help that people can suggest.

jigsaw with clean cut blade much quicker
dannypthechippy
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:00 pm

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:37 pm

a wood rasp??!!?? it would take you a week to remove that much material! jigsaw will do it or alternatively a router if you have one.
chris_on_tour2002
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1024
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm

Postby TheDoctor4 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:38 pm

Discover how easy it is to find vetted and insured tradesman local to your area with the help of DIY Doctor. Visit our Find a Tradesman area: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find_tradesmen/
TheDoctor4
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 16777215
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:12 am
Location: Somerset in the UK in Shepton mallet

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics