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    Does anyone know a good place to find solid wood commercial doors? I keep looking at C/L hoping to find a few from a hospital renovation or similar but no luck thus far. I am hoping to cut them down to use as a reloading bench top.

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    Check with SBS, ask to see their leftovers or damaged doors, I bought some a few years back for about $30 each, sometimes they are warped or have been cut down or have some flaw. They would work great for a bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akgramps View Post
    Check with SBS, ask to see their leftovers or damaged doors, I bought some a few years back for about $30 each, sometimes they are warped or have been cut down or have some flaw. They would work great for a bench.
    Thanks for the recommendation. The SBS mill-works shop in Wasilla may have just what I am looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    Does anyone know a good place to find solid wood commercial doors? I keep looking at C/L hoping to find a few from a hospital renovation or similar but no luck thus far. I am hoping to cut them down to use as a reloading bench top.
    Solid doors work ok as bench tops but the core is particle board. Two layers of furniture grade birch plywood glued together will make a more solid top and will likely be as cheap or cheaper. If you have a Lowes near you they should have the plywood, and at least around here they have solid core door leaves too for comparison.

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    I have a few I may part with but I'm wayyyyyy down in Moose Pass.

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    If you can't find a solid door, just get a sheet of 3/4" ply, rip it in half and glue together with pl adhesive aka liquid nails. It makes for a plenty stout bench +p.
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