Simplest door buck ever - Fine Homebuilding Tip
previous
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
next
Pin It

Simplest door buck ever

I had a job hanging doors in a new house where all the doors and jambs were delivered premortised. All I had to do after hanging the jambs was to screw on the hinges, stand up the doors, and then mount them in their jambs. After a couple of days of straddling doors with my legs while affixing the hinges, it occurred to me that I could simply stick the end of a door into a corner, as shown in the drawing above, and the door would be held upright.

This setup, if you can call it that, is stable enough for routing mortises. For more stability, you could brace the outboard end of the door with a pipe clamp at the base. In finished rooms, protect the inside corner of the wall with some sort of padding.


Click to enlarge image


Next Article
Next Article: Tip: