How To Get the Best Contractor 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: […]
Quick Column Summary: How to drill holes into a new door Mistakes can be easily made in measuring Specialized jig can help The jig will pay for itself 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. […]
Quick Column Summary: How to install pocket doors New technology created better door hardware Video link Picture of wall framing for pocket door 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 […]
Quick Column Summary: How to attach shelving on pocket door wall Glue and nail cleats for support Use construction adhesive for the best support 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 […]
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.
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.
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.