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84 Year-Old Exterior Door Has Twisted and Panels (Rails and Stiles) Are Separating

Postby Candelle » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:11 pm

I'd be really grateful for advice and help, please.

Our 84 year-old front door twisted slightly and we put bolts across the inside in order to be able to shut it. We think it has straightened a bit.

At the same time I painted the exterior side and this is now separating around all rails and stiles (there are cracks in the paintwork round all panels but it is A1 elsewhere). We guess that the old glue has given up and the door has obviously been put under strain (by our internal bolts!).

My question is, what can I use between the rails and stiles prior to re-glossing the exterior side?

Many thanks in advance for any help!
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