January 1, 1987
Making a Victorian screen door.
March 1, 1986
In the course of my work, I often find myself beefing up the security features on entry doors. In addition to adding a deadbolt, I like to add a reinforced…
The perfect tool for a quick and accurate hinge job: a product comparison.
Here is a technique that I have found handy for laying out wide, shallow arches. I discovered it at a shipyard, where boatbuilders use it for laying out the rounded…
January 1, 1986
Work carefully, and save the wood filler for the nail holes.
July 1, 1985
For one reason or another, we all end up having to trim doors with a circular saw. Despite using precautions such as guides and tape to protect the work, many saws…
January 1, 1985
Have you ever had problems with the flimsy 1x flat studs (strapping) that come in a pocket-door kit? Sometimes a careless sheetrocker will knock one out of alignment, and the…
July 1, 1984
I've found a good way to stretch insect screening tightly and evenly across wooden framing members for screened doors, windows and porches. First I place the empty frame on top…
March 1, 1984
Doing the job on a formal entry without tearing out jambs and trim.
January 1, 1984
Like anyone else, I used to squirt a drop of oil on squeaky door hinges to quiet them. I would put the oil at the top of the pin, hoping…
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