Door Framing

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How to Install an Interior Door Transom

An interior door transom is an opening that rests above the door. The transom is a decorative element

How to Repair a Wooden Door Transom Frame

A door transom is the cross piece over a door that separates the door from an above window, or another

How to Paint a Wooden Door Transom Frame

A door transom is a decorative inset above a standard door frame. A decorative glass window is usually

A Guide to Door Bottoms and Sweeps

Gaps underneath your doors not only let in drafts but also dirt, rain and noise but installing door bottoms

How to Frame an Exterior Door Opening Part 1

Knowing how to frame an exterior door opening is not that difficult. There are several steps you do need

How to Frame an Exterior Door Opening Part 2

It is fairly easy to frame an exterior door opening. However, an important step in framing an exterior

How to Frame an Exterior Door Opening Part 3

In Part 3 of this series on how to frame exterior door openings, you will install the header of the door.

How to Build Door Headers

If you are looking to save money on getting door headers, you can use materials that you may already

How to Level a Door Frame

When installing a door frame, it is critical that the frame is level and plumb in order for the door

How to Install a Door Frame Replacement

A door frame replacement may seem to be an overwhelming challenge, especially if you've never experienced

How to Make a Door Lining

Making a perfectly mitered door lining is a good way to beautify the appearance of a door. After installing

How to Install a Door Jamb Switch

The door jamb switch can be a very useful device that can be installed on the hinge side of a closet

How to Install a Doorway in a Stud Wall

Installing a doorway into a stud wall is a do-it-yourself job that will take the better part of an afternoon

How to Prevent Butt Hinges from Stripping the Wall

Butt hinges are hinges that comprise of two plates that are attached to the door’s abutting surfaces

How to Make Butt Hinges

Butt hinges are used to attach doors to door jambs. These hinges have two flat leaves that can be installed

How to Make Door Jamb Armor

Door jamb armor can help protect the house from burglars. Of course, it is not possible to protect the

How to Check for Structural Damage to Interior Door Frames

Structural damage can happen to interior door frames for a number of reasons but the result is always

How to Frame a Door to Fit Misaligned Door Hinges

Misaligned door hinges can occur over time due to sagging from being used regularly. This can cause the

How to Choose an Interior Door Frame Kit

If you are looking for a suitable interior door frame kit for your home, then there are a number of things

How to Use a Door Jamb Saw

A door jamb saw is used in installing hardwood, ceramic or laminated floorings. It is a toothed blade

How to Use a Butt Gauge

A butt gauge is an invaluable tool when hanging doors in a new jamb. This gauge is a measuring tool that

How to Build a Door Casing

When building a door casing, the first step is to make measurements of how large you want the door. Knowing

How to Attach Door Casing Trim

The door casing trim, or door casing molding, is the trim work that is on the doorjamb. The door casing

How to Determine Appropriate Framing Stud Distance

A framing stud is the 2x4 lumber that is used in the process of framing exterior and interior walls as

How to Fix a Split Door Jamb

It is quite easy to repair a split door jamb. If the wood is not detached from the door, it is a simple

Pros and Cons of a Brass Butt Hinge

A brass butt hinge is perhaps the most common types of door hinge installed in homes today. It is a simple

4 Common Causes of Interior Door Frame Damage

Interior door frames see some of the most heavy use in a household, but are often overlooked for damage.

Steel vs Brass Butt Hinges

If you are installing a new door, you might be considering installing brass butt hinges or those made

4 Specialty Tools Needed to Install an Aluminum Door Frame

If you are installing an aluminum door frame then there are a few specialty tools that you are going

Door Jamb Repair Basics

Almost inevitably, you will find one of the doorjambs in your home damaged and in need of a doorjamb

Choosing the Right Butt Hinges

Butt hinges have two wings that are held together with the help of a pin called the pivot pin. These

When to Use Rising Butt Hinges

Rising butt hinges are a special type of door hinge that lifts the door slightly as it is opened. This

Pros and Cons of Using an Aluminum Door Frame

An aluminum door frame is among the most commonly-used door frame options. Homeowners evaluating various

How to Install Post and Lintel Door Casing

A post and lintel door casing is similar to any other door casing, except that it follows the concept

How to Repair a Wooden Screen Door Frame

A screen door frame is a common frame which provides support for the screening net which allows ventilation

How to Replace a Shower Door Threshold

When you have to replace a shower door you might as well replace the shower door threshold. Over the

How to Replace a Door Saddle

A door saddle is recommended for improving the overall durability and insulation properties of a door.

How to Replace Door Sill Plates

The door sill plates are the protective parts that every door bears at its bottom. It helps protect the

How to Cut a Wood Threshold to Fit Securely

A wood threshold is an important part of the door frame. If it is not properly cut to fit the door securely,

How to Replace a Magnetic Door Stop

When replacing a magnetic door stop, you must take care both when removing the original stop and when