Impromptu Job-Site Door Buck
This isn’t the most stable door holder, but it works in a pinch.
On a job a while back, I had to mortise hinges on several doors. I hadn’t planned for this, and I didn’t have any proper door bucks on hand to hold the 80-lb. doors on edge, so I came up with an alternative. Using heavy-duty clamps, I attached a 5-gal. bucket to each end of a door, with scraps of wood between the bucket and the door to prevent marring. This isn’t the most stable door holder, but it worked perfectly when I couldn’t follow my usual practice.
— Daniel Boyce, Red Feather Lakes, Colo.