How to Patch a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman - This Old House

How to Patch a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman - This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an undetectable wood patch in an old door. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List:
- 3/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF), used to make routing template
- 1/2-inch pine board, for making Dutchman patch
- carpenter's glue

Tools List for Patching a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman
- screwdriver
- try square
- clamps
- plunge router fitted with upward-spiral bit and guide bushing, used to rout recess in door for new wood patch
- hammer and 3/4-inch wood chisel, for squaring up routed corners
- miter saw
- hand plane, for planing the Dutchman patch
- random-orbit sander

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