Articles for tag: Door Repair, Wood Doors

DIY: How to Stain a Wood Door

A stained door can look beautiful if it is done right. Whether using a dark mahogany stain or a light natural one, staining a wood door is quite simple. If you are doing it yourself, you will be happy to know that it can be done in 5 steps or less. Materials you will need: ...

Stubborn Sliding Doors

Sliding doors to your patio or deck can start getting stubborn and hard to move. If your sliding door no longer slides, then it is not necessarily time to get a new door. Most causes can be quickly mended with a little bit of time and a trip to the hardware or home improvement store. ...

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DIY: Installing Interior French Doors

French doors are simply pairs of stile and rail doors featuring a large glass panel, or many smaller panels of glass. Installing French doors in your home is relatively easy, and can be a worthwhile DIY home improvement project that will greatly improve the appearance of your home. French doors can make your home feel ...

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How to Weatherproof Doors Permanently

If you’re tired of replacing foam seals around your doors each year, learn how to weatherproof doors permanently with external instead in-frame seals. You’ll need a door strip to weatherproof the bottom of your door, and a strip of profiled wood molding that comes with a white vinyl clad foam seal, to seal the side ...

Storm Door Repair and Maintenance

Take a moment to check these few items on your storm door each fall and spring. With the price of new doors running from $150 to $1150 these days, it pays to keep your door well maintained. The safety spring and chain. That spring hanging overhead to keep wind or an over-exuberant teen from pulling ...

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How to Install an Exterior Door Sweep

With cooler weather on the horizon, it’s time to prepare your home for the inevitable. Namely, bitter winds, freezing temperatures and home heating bills that will make you want to cry. A big part of that cold weather preparation will undoubtedly focus on repairing and installing your home’s weatherproofing. At least that is always the ...

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How to Build a Patio Pet Door

A patio pet door is an ideal solution for pet owners. Rather than cut into the wall to insert a doggie door or cat flap, a patio pet door can slip into your existing sliding glass frame, with the glass door pulling up to it to seal out the cold or heat of the outdoors. ...

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How to Repair a Plaster Hole

It is surprisingly simple to bump a plaster wall hard enough to cause a hole. These holes are typically found behind entry doors and closet doors, and are usually the cause of someone opening the door too forcefully and knocking the doorknob right through the wall. While the damage can look awful and may appear ...

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DIY: How to Make Kitchen Cabinet Doors

You might want to make your own cabinet doors because perhaps your old cabinet doors is old enough or has already given up. Or perhaps you might want to just replace and give a facelift on your cabinet doors rather than installing a new cabinet for your kitchen. First thing to be done is to ...

How to Repair Sliding Windows and Doors

When sliding windows and doors are in working order, they can help usher in wonderful summer breezes. Unfortunately, when they are acting up they’re more apt to cause perspiration on your brow and not-so-nice words to escape from your lips. A wayward sliding door or window, however, doesn’t have to vex you for long. There ...