LESLIE: Yvonne in Texas is dealing with some damaged doors. How can we help you?YVONNE: Well, I have hollow core doors; they’re the oak kind from the 70s.
YVONNE: And they have holes in them from the previous owners of the home.
YVONNE: We’re going to eventually replace them, so I don’t want to put a lot into them but I would like for them to look better.
TOM: OK …
YVONNE: So is there anything I can do to repair them?
LESLIE: Cover them with wallpaper.
YVONNE: Oh, that’s a good day.
LESLIE: (chuckling) Hide it.
TOM: Yeah, but even if you do that you’re still going to have like sort of the depressed-in area where the holes are. Are these big holes; like fist holes or foot holes or are they little, tiny ones?
YVONNE: They look like fist holes or foot holes.
TOM: Ugh, that’s hard.
LESLIE: Angry previous homeowner.
TOM: You know what you might want to do? Why don’t you pick up some luan plywood, which is sort of the material that many of those hollow-core doors are made with …
LESLIE: Are framed with, yeah.
TOM: … and just put another layer on the top. You’ll have to reset the hinges to make up for the thickness of the plywood …
TOM: … but you could essentially relaminate those door slabs with some very thin luan plywood and they would look great.
YVONNE: Alright. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Yvonne. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.