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…
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…
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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.
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…
How to Reinforce Doors: Entry Door and Lock Reinforcements
Prevent break-ins by upgrading and strengthening your deadbolt and lockset. Learn how to install a Grade 1 deadbolt, how to install a…
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…
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…
Storm Door Replacement
New storm doors are easier to install, with plenty of standard sizes to fit almost any entryway—but there are still tricky spots. Follow…
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…
How to Reinforce Door With Knob Reinforcer
This story walks you through the how to steps to install a doorknob reinforcer on your exterior doors. It's a simple, inexpensive project…