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Doors

Whether you're replacing an old door or installing a new one, here are ways to enhance the doors in your home.

Sliding Barn Door dividing two rooms.
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How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Get a rustic look by building your own barn door with this step-by-step guide.

5 Types of Weather Stripping Material

A guide to help you select of the best material to use for weather stripping your doors or windows.

How to Refinish a Door

A pro's secrets for rejuvenating weather-beaten wood.

Finding Sliding Door Replacement Parts

We show you how to identify a sliding glass door manufacturer, how to order replacement parts, and the best way to care for your doors.

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How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

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.

Guide to Buying a Garage Door

Here are the materials, insulation, installation, and maintenance considerations to help you select the best garage door for your home.

Wood Entry Doors: Cost, Safety, and Buying Tips

We help you select and care for a front door that's right for your home's style—and your budget.

Exterior Dutch Door for $63

An intrepid homeowner saves the cost of a new Dutch door to contain her dogs—by cutting her existing front door in half.

How to Remove an Interior Doorknob

No need to call in the pros for a faulty lockset, here’s how to take off your doorknob yourself.

People blocking drafty door with long tubes.
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How to Install a Prehung Exterior Door

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes quick work of replacing an old door.

How to Install a Prehung Door

Tom Silva does a plumb job installing a prehung interior door.

Exterior French Doors: A Buyer’s Guide

Looking for the best patio doors? The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right ones for your house and budget.

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How to Replace Glass in a Door

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely replace a broken glass door pane.

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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 Replace a Door Threshold

How to put your exterior entryway back on solid footing.

Installing sliding doors for a pantry.
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How to Install Bypass Pantry Doors

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Missouri to install a set of bypass doors for a pantry.

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How to Build and Hang a Custom Screen Door

Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.

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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.

All About Doors

Here’s how to choose the type and style to suit your needs.

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 Repair Your Sliding Door

Read these 8 steps for how to repair your broken sliding door.

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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.

Get a Sliding Screen Back on Track

It’s one of life’s little annoyances: that balky screened patio door that catches and sticks. Good news: The fix is a cinch

What a Difference a Garage Door Makes

Find out how you can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal with one affordable, easy project.

Paint a Colorful Door Accent

Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor

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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

Stop Drafts at the Door

Spread across the bottom of a standard 3-foot-wide entry door, a 1⁄4 inch space can let in as much air as a 3.4-inch hole in the wall. Keep cold out and precious heated air in by closing the gap with a door sweep. Here, three types of "door bottoms" (as they’re also called) to consider

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How to Swap the Swing of an Entry Door

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.

The Great Escape: Egress Doors and Window Wells

If your basement includes habitable space, it is required to have a means of egress for safe escape. Here’s how we chose the right doors and window wells for the luxuriously outfitted basement at the TOH 2018 Idea House.

Photoshop Redo: Rebalancing a Boxy Split-Level

A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb

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How to Tightly Fit an Antique Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva uses multiple techniques to make an antique, drafty door weathertight

How to Install a Dog Door

Give your pet the freedom to come and go whenever it wishes by installing this energy-efficient kit.