Average Labour Cost/Price to Plane Down Door

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Plane a Door?

planing a door

He will do what “Joe Soap” has been avoiding all this time. He will take the door off, plane it all down, put it back on again and charge you about…….

Sounds like a lot, but you’ll pay your solicitor that much just for greeting you and showing you to his office.

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Planing Down a Door


He’s tried everything hasn’t he?

Hoping it will dry out and shrink in the summer.

Trying to do it himself with that useless chisel he got for Christmas.

Using the bendy old blade out of that old “Surform” he’s had for 20 years. (I’d forgotten all about them, they were all the rage in the 70’s, along with spokeshaves and jackplanes. You know……before electricity was invented).

He even got the sandpaper out.

Finally in desperation the sad little man attacked the poor innocent door frame.

So ladies, (for only ladies will be reading this), while he is off preserving what’s left of his testosterone count looking at chain saws, phone a carpenter up and get him round a bit sharpish.

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