How to Update an Old Door : Planing a Door when Remodeling

A painting expert shows you how to plane a door prior to re-painting in this free video on updating old doors.

Expert: Grady Johnson
Bio: Grady Johnson is an actor, director and producer who has performed and worked in the theatre for over 25 years.
Filmmaker: Grady Johnson

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  1. Cheeky Monkey Pictures!
    February 24, 2008

    Thanks! very helpful video..

  2. amp driver
    February 18, 2010

    What about material on TOP or Bottom of a door that scapes the carpet ? Can this area be Planed as well?

  3. Jeff Hanson
    January 4, 2011

    Hack City!! Try using a Porter Cable Model 126 Door Planer. You should always put a bevel on the door. If you dont have a planer you could use a table saw with a 3 degree bevel.

  4. xcobrabad
    July 10, 2011

    use a planer electrical…jajajajajajajaajaja very, very,very, practical.

  5. XLCaudio
    July 19, 2011

    i did this to a door i had, two months later i bought a table saw, door looks great.

  6. grip2010dc
    September 12, 2011

    I think you should get a little help from the magic gripper interesting video

  7. destruction123
    February 15, 2012

    A block plane is used for endgrain not for planing doors. You should be using a no4 or no5 stanley min on a door and run in the same direction as the wood gain not agiainst it like this guy did and had some wood tear out. This fellow is not a expert he is a "shoe maker"

  8. JailhouseRN
    December 17, 2013

    You call this an "Expert"?? You've gotta be effing kidding me! He's using a BLOCK PLANE! You should use no less than a #4 or #5 bench plane in this application. A block plane is NOT the right tool for the job! Expert Village needs to rename themselves "HACK-N-WHACK VILLAGE" for mis-instructing people with rubbish like this!

  9. danwarb1
    November 26, 2014

    longer strokes. chop chop chop.

  10. 738polarbear
    May 14, 2016

    You should straddle the door and hold it with your knees .A block plane is too small for that job .You need a smoothing plane.

  11. Luvenia Waiters
    June 23, 2016

    I bought excellent instructions from woodprix website. Just google woodprix and start your journey with woodworking

  12. Keli Weisgerber
    February 23, 2017

    Hi. If you want to build it yourself just google for 'WoodPrix' . I know you'll find good solutions for your idea.

  13. Egor Skavysh
    January 5, 2018

    ng woodprix instructions to make it and I do it already 🙂

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