Recently the lock in my wooden door failed and the only way to open the door was to "motivate" the lock. Unfortunately the door was hollow and I ended up putting my foot through it.

Now, rather than buy a new door and use the old one as firewood. I would like to know the best way to fix it.

The problem I face is that the outer shell is quite thin with the only real wood being on the sides. I am going to need to figure out a way to "re-cover" the door and get the bits and pieces back in place.

Any ideas?

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    That isn't a "hole" in a door. That is a completely f'ed up door. A new 6 panel hollow door at big box is about $40. – DMoore Jan 13 '15 at 18:04
  • Down voting because it's obvious that the door is significantly damaged and the answer is to just buy a new one. – Steven Jan 13 '15 at 19:31
  • Don't use the old door as firewood. The chemicals in the paints and glues will produce noxious fumes, and then you'll have multiple other problems too. – rolfl Jan 14 '15 at 14:29

Not worth the time and effort. Replace the door.

  • x2 That's about a $30-$40 door retail, you can probably find one for less if you have a ReStore or something similar around – CoAstroGeek Jan 13 '15 at 16:24

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