Interior Doors

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How to Mark a Door Bottom for Trimming

Watch this video for a simple tip on how to mark the bottom of a door for trimming after putting in a new floor or threshold, so you cut the door right the first time.

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How Wide to Make Doorways for Wheelchair Access

When designing or remodeling a home for wheelchair access, be sure to make doorways 36” wide. As homebuilder Phil Garner discovered after he was confined to a wheelchair, a wider opening provides much easier access. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Bifold Doors

Installing bifold doors on a closet or other opening is a fairly easy DIY project. Watch this video to find out how to go about installing bifold doors in your home.

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How to Reverse and Rehang Bifold Doors

C.J. asks, “How can I rehang my bifold doors so they open from the other side?”

Since bifold doors are predrilled at the bottom and top on both sides, it’s easy to rehang existing bifold doors so they open on the other side. Read on to find out how.

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What Kind of Door to Use for a Pocket Door?

Liz asks, “Can I use any type of door for a pocket door, or does it have to be made for that purpose?”

As long as the door is the right size and thickness, you can use any door for a pocket door. Read on to find out more.

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How to Square Up a Door Frame That Has Settled

Lynda asks, “The door frame on my 1913 house has settled, preventing the door from closing properly. What should I do to fix it?”

Settling is common on older homes, and can be repaired by jacking up the foundation. Read on to find out more.

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How to Enlarge the Lockset Hole in a Door

Enlarging the lockset hole in a door can be difficult, since there’s nothing to guide the pilot bit. Watch this video to find out how to solve this problem.

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How to Widen a Bathroom Doorway for a Wheelchair

Sasha asks, “My Mom has to use a wheelchair now, and our old door into the bathroom is too narrow. I saw a wider door that would work, but how do I make the frame wider to install it?”

The best solution would be to remove the existing door and frame, then install a wider door unit in the opening.

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