How do I fix a hole in a hollow core door?

Can you screw into a hollow core door?

Typical hollow core doors have thin sides that will not support screws, bolts or any type of hanger. By inserting an expanding bolt into the door, you can install a clothes hanger on the door using the bolt as an anchor.

How big of a hole can you fill with wood filler?

Cellulose Wood Putty

Accepts stain or paint just like real wood. Dries hard. Is not suitable for holes larger than about 3/8-inch.

What can I use instead of wood filler?

To make a versatile wood filler for free, just grab a paper plate and combine Elmer’s or any other wood glue with sawdust.

How much weight can a hollow door hold?

In general, an interior door in a residential house can hold between 45 to 100 pounds. An exterior door with robust hardware can withstand anywhere from 200 to 400 pounds.

How much does a hollow door cost?

Hollow core doors tend to cost between $50 to $150 per door. Solid core doors cost $70 to $250, on average. As a frame of reference, solid wood doors typically cost between $250 to $600 per door.

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