Interior solid wood doors -- salvage, reclaimed, etc?

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BigRed
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Interior solid wood doors -- salvage, reclaimed, etc?

Post by BigRed »

Hi all --

I'm new in these parts, and I'm hoping for some help ... I'm lookign to replace about five awful hollow-core doors in my 1920s house in Toronto, Canada, with more period-appropriate solid wood doors.

I've looked in the usual suspects -- Habitat for Humanity, the Door Store -- but am wondering if anyone knows of anywhere else in Southern Ontario that's would be a good place to find such things.

I'm willing to travel out to rural communities, etc., to find these things. I can't live with these hollow core nightmares anymore!

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

Mr. Mike
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Post by Mr. Mike »

There's a store in St. Jacobs that's packed to the roof with salvaged interior doors:

http://www.artefacts.ca/

If it's doors you're after, then you're going to love that place :)

BigRed
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Post by BigRed »

Great tip, thanks!

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Post by BrooklynRowHouse »

My best source for old, solid interior doors are dumpsters. Demolition crews like to use them to extend the sides of the dumpsters so they can load more crap in them. That means that those doors go into the dumpster first, which makes them easy to retrieve (after hours, of course).

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Post by PowerMuffin »

In our area, I see them all the time for free or next to nothing on Craig's list.
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Re: Interior solid wood doors -- salvage, reclaimed, etc?

Post by denialsimone »

You can contact Amber Imp-ex Corp. for any type of designer door or windows.

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