The stiles on my 6 panel doors have separated (become un-glued) from the cross menbers and now because of the gaps this has created the doors will not close without jamming them.
This condition has appeared before. Five years ago I re-glued all the gaps (8 on each door) on both sides of the door and clamped the doors until the glue dried. I am now looking for a more permanent fix. I am 72 yrs. old and don't want to do this again. I was thinking of securing the cross members by re-clamping the doors to bring the stiles and cross members back together and then screwing in 6" long screws from the door edges to hold them in place. Is this advisable? If so how should I go about it? Should I pre-drill each hole? What size drill? What size screw? What type screw? Should the screws be longer? Shorter? If this is not a good approach, can anyone out there make a recommendation? Thank you for your attention to this matter.