Quick Column Summary: Separating double french doors Doors already have hinge mortise New side jambs are needed DEAR TIM: I bought a prehung double french door because it was so beautiful and the price was great. I want to separate the two doors and use each one at different openings. Is this possible to do […]
Quick Column Summary: Is dust in house coming from ductwork What is creating the dust Most dust gets in through air cracks near doors/windows Denis has a dusty house in California's Central Valley. He lives in Merced, CA. That's a clue by the way. Here's what Denis sent me: "Hey Tim, I have the dustiest […]
DEAR TIM: I've got to install a new interior door lockset. The door has no holes in it. I'm completely perplexed at how to drill the holes. Do I just grab my jigsaw? There must be secret tricks and tools you use to accomplish this. It seems much too hard for me to do. Should […]
Want a head-start on this column's subject? Click to watch this quick video on pocket door components. DEAR TIM: The house I grew up in had magnificent pocket doors that disappeared into the walls. In several rooms, the two doors would slide out and meet one another so the two rooms could be closed off […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you need a door replacement, but your current exterior door opening is a non-standard size, in many cases you can install a standard-sized door. Here are some tips on how to install a door to fit your custom opening.
Installing a new front door is an ambitious project, but with the right tools and tips, you can install a door and save money. There are steps to follow to ensure that the door replacement doesn't leak and fits properly.