Attached is a pix of a door a friend of mine asked me to repair, i have done 1 for myself on a similar antique desk hinge down front in the past, but without the carving on the front. I need to keep the overall height to fit the way originally intended, but need to fix the crack, the top & bottom boards are still attached on the right, but need to close the gap. A pipe clamp wont do it. i thought about separating the 2 pieces & planing them & reattaching, but it would mess with the carving of course. My only other idea would be to squeeze gap closed as much as possible, put straps on the inside (or routed in butterflies) to hold it from coming apart & fill & stain the remaining gap. Any other ideas out there? Thanks in advance!
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