Door Installation

Learn how to remove and install all types of doors.

How to Remove a Pocket Door Article

The Family Handyman expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how remove a pocket door and install a new one. This is a common task when you are installing new flooring that is thicker than the old flooring. You need to remove the pocket door and trim to accommodate the new floor. It's easier than you think.

Door Installation projects

  • How to Replace an Exterior Door

    Replace a worn, drafty front door with a stylish new energy-efficient one. Replacement doors come pre-hung in a weatherstripped frame and you…

  • Replace a Patio Door

    Install a new, efficient patio door and stop drafts, save energy, eliminate leaks and restore smooth operation. We walk you through all the…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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…

  • How to Replace an Interior Door

    Learn how to hang any type of interior door. We'll show you foolproof tips and techniques to help you do a great job even if you're a beginning…

  • How to Replace a Refrigerator Door Gasket

    We'll show you how to replace your refrigerator door gasket in three easy steps. A new gasket will help your refrigerator run more efficiently,…

  • How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

    A dragging shower or bathtub door can permanently damage both the door and the track if ignored for too long. Learn the steps needed to fix it…

  • 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…

  • How to Install a Peephole in a Door

    Lo-tech but extremely effective, a peephole let's you see who's on the other side of the door – before you open it. Installation is…

  • How to Install a Garage Door

    Garage door falling apart? Follow along as our expert shows how to safely install a new garage—door and how to remove the old one.

  • Installing Large Garage Cabinets

    Built from 2x2s and plywood, these extra-deep utility cabinets are easy and quick to build. Sliding plywood doors keep everything inside…

  • 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…

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