Door Repair projects
How to Fix Stubborn Bifold Closet Doors
Tired of bifolds that don’t work right? Learn how to adjust a door that’s always sticking, trim a door that binds, repair a broken…
Easily Repair Pet Claw Marks
Mask shallow claw marks and scratches in wood doors with stain and varnish. Gel stains work well for matching the existing finish.
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Repairing a Loose Door Handle
Tighten a loose doorknob that has hidden chassis screws. It only takes a minute to pop off the cover plate.
How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge
If the hinge screws have broken out of a particleboard door and taken chunks of the particleboard with them, the right glue can usually fix the…
How to Fix a Rattling Door
Interior doors that don’t fit tightly against the doorstop can develop annoying rattles and thumps. There are several good fixes for this…
How to Fix a Door Latch
When a house settles, doors sometimes stop latching properly because one side of the frame has sagged. You can fix the problem easily with a…
How to Fix a Bifold Door
After a few years of use, bifold doors often start to sag, scrape against the floor or pop out of their brackets. Three basic adjustments will…
Adjusting a Door Strike Plate
To fix a door that won’t latch, simply file the edge of the strike plate until the latch clicks into place. It’s a five-minute fix.
Fix a Door That Won’t Close
When houses settle, doors can settle along with them, resulting in misaligned door latches. Solve the problem with a file, a chisel, and a dab…
Pocket Door Repair
Do you have a pocket door that sticks or doesn’t open or shut all the way? Don’t replace it if you don’t have to—just…
How to Fix Hinge Screws
This article will show how to fix a common door hang-up. The solution to loose hinges is simple and foolproof—bigger screws! You'll…