Browse these projects, tips and ideas for all the doors in your home for ways to make them energy efficient, update the hardware and repair closing issues.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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