Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your door.
How to Install an Antique Pocket Door
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert and his father help a homeowner install a salvaged pocket door in her 1881 house, adding a period-correct touch that it’s been missing.
How to Make an Exterior Door Threshold
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows how to close the gap caused by a new floor in an older home with a new threshold.
How to Install an Automatic Door Closer
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.
How to Soundproof a Door
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.
How to Reuse an Old Door
This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram shows how easy it is to reuse and modify an old closet door to fit the door opening to a master bedroom.
How to Install Door Trim
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.
Window and Door Installation Master Class | Pro2Pro LIVE
Watch Kevin O’Connor and Building Science expert Christine Williamson discuss the key strategies to an air-tight installation that manages water.
How to Weatherstrip a Door
Close the gap in your door to stay free from drafts, eliminate air leaks, and maintain energy efficiency.
How to Hang a Sliding Barn Door
In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Birmingham, Alabama to install a sliding barn door in an open-concept loft apartment.
How to Recreate the Look of an Antique Closet Door
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva travels to Pittsburgh to replace a bi-fold closet door with one that is more appropriate for the house
How to Prehang a Salvaged Door
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to turn an old door into a prehung door for a new opening
How to Create a Dutch Door
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva converts a regular door into a Dutch door.
How to Install a Secret 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.
How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door
How to Build a Hidden Door
Trim out a slab door with poplar boards to create a hidden passage disguised as a paneled accent wall
How to Build a Sliding Barn Door
Get a rustic look by building your own barn door with this step-by-step guide.
How to Replace a Door With a Window
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a new window into an old—and oversized—doorway opening
How to Install a Storm Door
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to hang a new energy efficient door
How to Create an Interior Door Opening
Cutting a new doorway with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Adding Carriage-Style Garage Doors
See what's involved when installation pros upgrade generic overhead garage doors to old-world carriage-house openers
How to Build a Screen Door
A screen door made from wood is the most elegant choice for keeping out unwelcome guests.