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Door-holding jig

Door-holding jig

This is a sketch of a jig I use to hold doors while routing them for hinges or planing them to fit. It automatically adjusts to doors of different thicknesses and holds them securely. The weight of...

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Screw-clamp door buck

Screw-clamp door buck

Sometimes we forget that a tool can be used to advantage for other than its original purpose — the ubiquitous screw clamp, for instance. I needed to plane the edge of a small door recently and...

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Replacing a door jamb

Replacing a door jamb

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Occasionally I'm hired to replace door jambs that have been damaged by burglars. Often, only one jamb leg is damaged (the strike side of the door). The other side jamb and head jamb remain...

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Replacing garage-door panels

Replacing garage-door panels

My frame-and-panel garage door had a nasty gouge in one of the bottom panels. My job was to figure out a way to remove the 1/4-in. thick panel without ruining the rest of the door. To do so, I turned...

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Shoring up a load-bearing wall

Shoring up a load-bearing wall

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When I need to install a header for a new window or door in a bearing wall, I shore up the wall with a temporary row of angled 2x4s alongside the existing wall. As shown in the drawing, the temporary...

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Garage-door safety cable

Garage-door safety cable

When an overhead garage-door spring breaks, it can do considerable property damage. But the potential for personal injury is even greater. Because of this possibility, whenever I service or install a...

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Garage-header installation made easy

Garage-header installation made easy

The Parallam beams used as headers atop Simpson garage-door walls are heavy. They are typically 31/2 in. wide by 16 in. deep by 22 ft. long. I don't want to move one of these beams around any more...

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Spade-bit rosettes

Spade-bit rosettes

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I'm building an apartment in a commercial building that dates back to 1851. To remain true to the original detailing, the casings around doors and windows needed rosettes at the corners. So I checked...

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Better garage-door weatherstripping

Better garage-door weatherstripping

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I've always been disappointed with the weatherstripping products for garage-door openings. In my experience, they're expensive and too fragile to accommodate the play in garage doors. The only piece...

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A new Dutch door

A new Dutch door

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An architect designs a new type of Dutch door.

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Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

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Identify this tool and tell us how to use it for a chance to be published in the magazine.

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How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway

How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway

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Cut perfect plywood arcs to frame curved window or door rough openings. All you need is a tape measure, a pencil, and these simple layout tips.

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Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

Some flimsy metal with some shims stuck in the gap is weather tight for a new door, right?

I thought by buying a high end patio door through the showroom and using their recommended installer, the installation would be then best. The door they replaced was rotted (which they said...

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Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

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This Digital Jobsite session shows some ideas for using an "outline" method and SketchUp's "follow me" tool to create profiled millwork in an exterior door component for the shed model.

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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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Our "Gingerbread House" is a complete restoration of a 1869 Carpenter Gothic style cottage.  Acroteria and Winglets were made from laminated honduras mahogany.  Working your way down, the...

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Drilling out a 1-1/2 inch deadbolt hole to a new 2-1/8 inch hole

Drilling out a 1-1/2 inch deadbolt hole to a new 2-1/8 inch hole

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I recently had to install a new 21/8 deadbolt in an old 11/2 inch hole.  I was going to cut a plug with my 11/2 inch saw but I realized it would be sloppy in the hole.  Instead, I just...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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Shop Doors

Shop Doors

Shop doors.  The showroom doors are solid Sapelle with a clear finish.  The main shop doors are Spanish Cedar with a painted finish.  NormanOrsingerWoodworking.com

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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