Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NanaDana Good Door replacement
I had to replace my bedroom door and no absolutely nothing about installing doors but I am the do it yourself kind of gal! I purchased this door and since I always try to do things on my own first before I call someone to do it, I searched for how to videos and followed along. First rookie move was that I purchased this door and realized that I needed to etch in the hinge grooves which was the hardest part about the whole thing since I don't have an electronic tool to help me do it. I went back to Home Depot and found an etching tool that looked like a heavy duty flathead screw driver with a sharp edge on the end. I placed the hinges on the door and stamped an outline around the hinges and then chisled and etched the inside area until I could lay the hinges flat in the groove. I did that for 3 hinges. Then I screwed them into place and put up the door and I thought I was done. I was a little worried because the door fit tightly in the frame and was hard to open and close and being that this is a hollow door I thought, I couldn't sand it but I tried to sand the edge a little and it worked and now the door works just as good as the original one that came with the house! I felt like a pro and I was able to do it myself and save a lot of money! I love the way the door looks and I am happy I was able to get it hung up properly in less than 1 hour! Door matches all my other doors and is now just waiting for paint! All in All this was a great buy! Definitely recommend this as an inexpensive replacement but if you don't want to go through the trouble of etching the grooves then look for a door with pre etched hinge grooves but it will cost you a little more.
November 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mcus Descent door slab, but removing sticker takes longer than painting the door!
Basic, descent door slab. However, removing the sticker takes longer than painting the door! (as pointed out by other customers). Manufacturers (not just this one actually) should use some common sense when gluing stickers to their products. Water-based, easy to remove, glues are available. Also, 30" door is more expensive than 32" or 28" (in store) = business model is to charge more for most common width.
March 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Great value, looks good, painting was a pain, some warping
These standard 6 panel doors look good and are a great value. However, I have a few complaints.
Primed white - The doors are supposedly "primed white". You would think that if they are primed, you might be able to get by with one coat of paint. Forget it. The "primer" is actually a light olive green, and it is so dry and porous that it will absorb the first coat of paint. It is no better than having unfinished wood. Painting doors takes a LONG time, and it would have been really nice to not have to paint each door twice. Since 90% of people probably paint their doors in white semi gloss, it would have been really nice if the primer was truly white and allowed one coat to work.
Warping and expanding - After these doors are painted, they do warp and expand slightly. When trimming, trim a little extra for the expansion. Using 3 hinges should help negate the warping, but if you only have 2 hinges, the doors can rub against the frame a little, usually about half way between the hinges. On a couple of my new doors, I put a note pad between the door and the frame for a day to make them bend the other way and straighten out.
Label - The label tears apart when you try to pull it off. I ended up sanding some of the labels off.
February 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Fell Apart After 2 Weeks
POOR DESIGN = POOR QUALITY = POOR PERFORMANCE!
Bought this door 2 weeks to replace a 20 yr old door that fell apart, due to inadequate glue as have several other doors in our house - all identical in construction, design and appearance to this door. The door I bought hasn't been installed yet, in part because it is 1/4" wider and 1/2" longer than the door it would have replaced. In the mean time, while I arranged for someone to do all the work of cutting the door down, I looked at it yesterday, and it's coming unglued! It's been standing upright for 2 weeks inside our air conditioned house in the room the door will "live" in, and the "skin" has come unglued at the inside edge near the top of the door, with the "skin" bowing out maybe 1/4" from the particle board frame. I've attached a picture of the top half of the door. You can't miss the problem!
I am STUNNED and frustrated! This door is junk, and I have zero faith that a replacement will fare any better. I have tried before to fix doors like this one, using wood glue and clamping and it doesn't work. The door looks good in the store and is cheap, but I will not buy this again if I can find something of better quality.
How is it even possible for an unused door to fall apart?? Wow.
April 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 123456 Good Door, good price
I was pleased with the product, but the price sticker was a complete nightmare to peel off! So because I was replacing all my doors in my house I ended up getting the same type door at another store just because there sticker peeled off easier.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diamel 5 stars
This door are excellent for the price I paid they look great
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by danimal Excellent value replacement doors
I purchased 6 of these doors in various widths to replace the flat doors in a 20 year old home. These doors were exactly what I needed. I purchased the doors with the door knob hole pre-drilled and they matched the old doors and jambs perfectly. Needed 2 coats of paint before installation. I removed old doors individually and used as a template for routing the hinges. I purchased a Milescraft hinge template which worked perfectly with my router. i also bought shiny new hinges to replace the painted-over old ones. Now the doors look clean and sharp and it a few years off the house!
December 10, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Craig77 Beware: Installation can be a nightmare!!!
I replaced 4 doors (30" and 28") in my house this week with these doors, and it turned out to be a nightmare. First, the widths are misleading. The 30" doors are 30 and 1/16", and the 28" is 28 and 1/8". That alone had me having to use a circular saw to make up for the difference. Secondly, there is only boring for the door knobs and not the hinges. If you do not have a router with a hinge kit or aren't experienced in using a chisel, good luck. I bought the Ryobi kit and used it with a router. Lastly, removing the sticker is a nightmare. Quick trick . . . use a hair dryer. Again, the doors are good but without knowing the real widths or having all the right equipment, installation can and will be, a nightmare.
April 21, 2012