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My brother's dog chewed/scratched my door frame in our apartment and I was looking for tips on how to fix this ourselves without hiring someone before we decide to move out, the apartment is pretty old so I was not sure just going to a home store would do us any good... Thank you!

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It looks like the casing sustained most of the damage. It appears to be aged pine or fir. The challenge will be finding a matching profile. You may need to replace the casing on the entire opening face so that the three pieces match.

Look for a molding with the same width as the original and a profile of similar style. Depth isn't critical as long as it's aesthetically similar. A miter saw and small trim nails will be needed. Chances are a couple coats of polyurethane varnish will give a similar look after some time for UV light to darken the pine.

  • +1 for all three pieces must match – A. I. Breveleri Dec 6 '15 at 22:58

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