vestibule door with old hardware
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Replacing Door Hardware

Q: I bought a beautiful old five-panel door, but the old holes for the latches and knobs aren't in the right places. Can the door be repaired to fit new hardware?
—Eric Fierro, Norwalk, CA

A: Yes, it can. Filling the old holes with custom-cut plugs is fairly easy. The trick is to get the plugs to fit tight and flush so that you won't see the repair once it's painted. Here's how to go about it.
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