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A weatherboard can be installed into the doorframe or cut to fit against the frame's profile. This decision often depends on the design of the door. If you choose to cut the weatherboard into the frame of the door, use an offcut section to draw a profile on the edge of the frame. The unwanted wood may then be removed, using a chisel.
At the base of the door, measure the distance between the stiles of the frame. Cut the weatherboard to this length (Image 1).
Draw a line along the top of the weatherboard. Predrill some holes in the front of the board and countersink them (Image 2).
Apply wood preservative to the underside of the board. Once dry, apply wood adhesive along the back edge of the board (Image 3).
Screw the board in place. Test by closing the door; plane off any parts that catch the frame. Fill any holes, then sand and decorate as required (Image 4).
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement
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