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DEAR TIM: We have a pocket door to our pantry in our kitchen. We plan to install 10-inch-deep wood shelving perpendicular to the pocket door wall. This means we need to be careful when anchoring the sides of the shelves. I attached a diagram so you can see what I mean. What is the best […]

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Hello, I'm Tim Carter and I have the pleasure this year to install a ThermaTru ClassicCraft fiberglass door at my own home. I chose a fiberglass door because of the way they are made. I love the fact that is not going to rot. It's not going to twist or split. And it won't do […]

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This reader wants to close off an opening between two rooms with a door. Installing a new door is possible for the home DIY'er. In this case, the door header is already in place. Read more on how to install a door.

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Wood shims are used when installing a door for several reasons. The door shims allow minimal or no structural stress or pressure applied to doors or windows at any point. This allows the doors or windows to operate freely.

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When working outside in winter weather, you need to dress for the weather. Cold weather clothing is available to keep you warm and dry when the elements aren't cooperating. A temporary work shelter can also keep out the weather.

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