Door How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our door step-by-step tips & ideas.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner to replace his traditional mortise hardware with hardware that locks.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares simple solutions for balky sliding doors
Whether you’re installing a new door or changing the door’s trim for aesthetic reasons, read on to learn how to trim a door yourself.
General contractor Tom Silva takes host Kevin O’Connor through the causes of wood rot, how to avoid it, and what to do when it occurs.
If the screen in your sliding door has a hole, it’s time to repair it. Keep the insects out with a few simple tools and some new screening.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a fast fix for a badly fractured doorframe
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new oak door threshold
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for fixing a drafty door
How does automatic closing with customizable speed and power sound to you? Installing an automatic door closer can check all those boxes while meeting code and keeping you safe.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a storm door with her active dog in mind
To improve your home’s security, you’ll want to change your locks or rekey them. Learn the best time to do either, and how to rekey a lock.
Tom Silva shows you how to install a pre-hung interior door in your home step by step.
Get a rustic look by building your own barn door with this step-by-step guide.
In this video, we show you how to install a new deadbolt lock step-by-step with tips on how to mark the door and position the drill.
No need to call in the pros for a faulty lockset, here’s how to take off your doorknob yourself.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes quick work of replacing an old door.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely replace a broken glass door pane.
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.
Close the gap in your door to stay free from drafts, eliminate air leaks, and maintain energy efficiency.
It’s one of life’s little annoyances: that balky screened patio door that catches and sticks. Good news: The fix is a cinch
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva uses multiple techniques to make an antique, drafty door weathertight
Give your pet the freedom to come and go whenever it wishes by installing this energy-efficient kit.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new passage set door knob on his closet door
Tom Silva installs a bookcase that also serves as a door, concealing the entrance to a closet. He also demonstrates how to use a "scribe" to cut filler strips for an uneven floor.