Interior Doors

How to Trim a Hollow Core Door

Janie asks, “Can hollow core doors be shaved off at the top like solid wood doors?”

Hollow core doors typically have about one inch of solid wood at the top and bottom, so you should be able to trim a bit off to make them close properly. Read on to find out more.

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Door Saver II Bumperless Door Stop

Door Saver II from Perfect Products is a bumperless door stop that replaces the hinge pin in your door. Installation is easy, and the rotating cam allows you to fine-tune how wide the door will open. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Keep a Door Fully Open

Larry asks, “Why won’t my interior door stay completely open?”

The reason your door won’t stay open is probably that the door frame, or the wall it’s attached to, is slightly out of plumb. While there’s no easy fix for the framing, there are a couple of ways to keep the door where you want it.

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Custom Carved Interior Doors

Custom Carved Interior Doors from JELD-WEN Windows and Doors can be ordered with various designs and lettering carved into them, including your child’s name. Constructed from medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a separate core to make them lighter and reduce noise, custom carved doors come primed and ready for painting.

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Using circular saw on clamped board guide to trim door bottom.

How to Trim a Door

When trimming a hollow core door, take off less than an inch off each side to avoid cutting into the void beyond the frame. Score the cut line with a utility knife to prevent splintering, then trim the door using a circular saw and guide board. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

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How to Cut Door Jambs Around Flooring

To cut door jambs so flooring will fit under them, turn a piece of flooring over to use as a guide. Lay a handsaw flat on top of the flooring and saw through the jamb.

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Danny Lipford with framing for pocket doors in new construction.

How to Install Pocket Doors

Linda asks, “We are remodeling our utility room and would like to use a pocket door. Is this something that we can do, or do we need to hire a professional?”

While pocket doors are not that hard to install in new construction, they can require a lot of work to retrofit to an existing home.

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How to Hang Bifold Closet Doors

Sliding closet doors are common on older homes; but they’re not always the best choice, since they limit access to only half the closet. Read on to find out how to replace sliding doors with bifold doors to allow full access to the closet space.

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