Fix a Storm Door Closer
Strong winds or heavy use can crack the door jamb that holds the storm door closer in place. A jamb reinforcer can repair the cracked jamb, or…
How to Remove a Door
Remove a door quickly and easily without pinching fingers or marring the door, the trim or the floor. Do it in four simple steps.
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Left-Hand Door vs Right-Hand Door
Use this simple method to tell the difference between a left- and right-hand door. It’ll help eliminate the guesswork when ordering the proper…
Door Refinishing: Painting Varnished Doors
Save time and money as you give a fresh new look to tired old doors. Can't live with that ugly stain the previous owners used on the…
Self-Closing Door: Making an Existing Garage Service Door Automatic
The service door between an attached garage and a house must be self-closing as a protection against fire. Here's a simple way to add a closer…
How to Weatherstrip a Door
Stop energy-wasting air leaks around entry doors by installing a weatherstripping kit with a foam flange or vinyl bulb. Use a door sweep to…
Replace a Peephole With a Door Viewer
Tiny front door peepholes don’t show much, especially if you have poor vision. Get a fuller view with a large in-door viewer that creates an…
Install a Hydraulic Door Closer
Garage service doors and other fire-rated doors need self-closing hinges, but for a few dollars more you can upgrade to a hydraulic door closer…
Tips for Hanging Doors
A veteran carpenter shares his secrets about how to hang a door plumb and true even if the rough opening isn't perfect. Even a novice can master…
9 Tips for Painting Doors
Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique make a huge difference. Use these pro tips to make an old…
Home Security: How to Increase Entry Door Security
Install special door and jamb reinforcement plates to keep burglars from breaking into your home. It only takes an hour.