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Who's right? Me or DH? **** POLL ****.

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Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 19:48:50

We badly need a new front door on our Victorian terraced house as the old one is so warped it lets the air rush in.

We both want as nice a door as possible, in character with the house and the road, but need to keep costs as low as possible as we are broke as usual.

Here are the two sides and, in the name of impartiality, I won't yet reveal which is mine and which is his.

Argument 1. A reclaimed Victorian door would be the best idea as it will be cheaper, nicer and more in keeping.

Argument 2. A new door is the only way forward. An old door is too risky and likely to be just as warped as the one we're getting rid of.

Cast your votes please.

Lilyloo Fri 11-Sep-09 19:50:09

Argument 2

nickytwotimes Fri 11-Sep-09 19:50:40

Number 1 for me.
The wood will have weathered and warped all it is going to do.

southeastastra Fri 11-Sep-09 19:51:20


JeMeSouviens Fri 11-Sep-09 19:51:23

2. a new reproduction

Sagacious Fri 11-Sep-09 19:51:46

1: check for possible warping (that stick with the bubble thing) before you buy it.

LedodgyDailyMailstinksofpoo Fri 11-Sep-09 19:52:24

1. and paint it red because I like red.

elliepac Fri 11-Sep-09 19:52:56

Argument 1 I think. More in keeping with the property and will keep costs as low as possible. When do we get to know which side belongs to whom?

Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 19:53:12

The 1s are inching ahead so far.

stubbyfingers Fri 11-Sep-09 19:53:34

Is it really cheaper to buy an original? isn't it a load more faffing getting it to fit properly etc?

I would and have done number 2 with a reproduction in keeping.

Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 19:54:07

Sagacious that would be a spirit level?

I will soon reveal which is my argument but would like a few more votes if poss.

Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 19:55:33

5/3 in favour of 1 at the moment.

So I'm winning. grin

Sagacious Fri 11-Sep-09 19:56:52

yy (you can tell I'm a DIY expert) grin

gottasmile Fri 11-Sep-09 19:57:22

I'd go with 2. (as long as it was a new reproduction)

elliepac Fri 11-Sep-09 19:57:28

excellent...always good to know we are supporting a fellow mnetter. How much sway do we have with DH?

MaryBS Fri 11-Sep-09 19:57:31


PinkTulips Fri 11-Sep-09 19:59:25

1 here too, new doors are often badly made and far more likely to cause problems ime, better off going with a nice weathered origional

PortAndLemon Fri 11-Sep-09 19:59:40

Argument 1 (I decided before reading whose argument was whose)

Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 19:59:41

Plenty elliepac. He's most respectful of you MNers.

Spidermama Fri 11-Sep-09 20:00:14

This is going really well.

cece Fri 11-Sep-09 20:01:40

Option 1 for me.

elliepac Fri 11-Sep-09 20:02:36

and so he should be. We are, after all, the font of all knowledge grin

GrapefruitMoon Fri 11-Sep-09 20:03:04

Either way I would say that unless you get a new frame at the same time there is no guarantee the replacement will be totally draught-free [have spent a fortune and am still chilly emoticon]

pinkthechaffinch Fri 11-Sep-09 20:03:52

argument 1

ronshar Fri 11-Sep-09 20:04:35

I would go for 1.
Also agree it should be painted red.

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