Door How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our door step-by-step tips & ideas.
Cylindrical door locks are a far cry from the complicated mortise locks of old. Here’s how to replace one.
Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House General Contractor, Tom Silva, helps two homeowners meticulously restore their original, 1918 front door using a paint stripper, mahogany veneer, and a polyurethane finish.
How can you stop—or at least reduce— noise coming from outside a room? Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to soundproof an interior door, and we’ll tell you how.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.
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.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner to replace his traditional mortise hardware with hardware that locks.
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
Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor
Changing your door from a right-hand swing to a left-hand swing can be a fairly easy task, as long as it’s the same height on both sides, and you’re okay with the inside face of the door becoming the outer face. Watch Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert as he helps general contractor Tom Silva change the swing of an entry door.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva uses multiple techniques to make an antique, drafty door weathertight
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal front entry door.
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 converts a regular door into a Dutch door.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a storm door with her active dog in mind
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is in Salem, MA, to help install a bookshelf that doubles as a door
Tom Silva shows you how to install a pre-hung interior door in your home step by step.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new, energy-efficient wood door
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new pair of basement bulkhead doors
Add period flair designed for the working class to your curb appeal
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a pair of sidelights on a front door with new, insulated ones
Add wood stock details to a simple door for a handsome upgrade