Originally Posted by ToolGuy
One drawback to replacing a wooden door, especially an older one, with steel is that steel cannot be trimmed to size. Most of the time I have to rip out the jambs and all, and replace it with the prehung, usually having to modify the framing as well.
If you don't care what the door looks like, you could get some galvanized sheet metal and cover it, using a gazillion screws to make it solid.
That might be a good approach. A wooden door would be lighter and easier to hang and I could trim to fit. Covering in with steel would not be pretty, but would do the job. If I painted over the metal, it wouldn't look too bad.
In answer to earlier questions, I looked on the websites for Lowes, HD, etc., and didn't see the kind of light, cheap steel door I was looking for. Maybe they have them as special orders in the stores, though.
Thanks for all of the suggestions!