Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Stop a Closed Door from Rattling

Follow Joe's advice to stop a door from rattling when it’s closed.
Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!
Using the wire wheel on a bench grinder to remove brass finish from hinges.

Removing Brass Finish from Plated Door Hinges

Find out how to remove the brass finish on plated door hinges to give hinges the look of brushed nickel. Watch this video to find out more.
Applying a bead of machine oil to a hinge pin.

How to Fix Squeaky Door Hinges

Door hinges that squeak can be very annoying, but they are easy to fix. Watch this video to find out how.
Measuring door jamb for trimming

How to Mark a Door Bottom for Trimming

Watch this video for a simple tip on how to mark the bottom of a door for trimming after putting in a new floor or threshold, so you cut the door right the first time.
enlarge lockset hole

How to Enlarge the Lockset Hole in a Door

Enlarging the lockset hole in a door can be difficult, since there’s nothing to guide the pilot bit. Watch this video to find out how to solve this problem.
JELD-WEN custom carved interior doors

Custom Carved Interior Doors

Custom Carved Interior Doors from JELD-WEN Windows and Doors can be ordered with various designs and lettering carved into them, including your child’s name. Constructed from medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a separate core to make them lighter and reduce noise, custom carved doors come primed and ready for painting.
Using circular saw on clamped board guide to trim door bottom.

How to Trim a Door

When trimming a hollow core door, take off less than an inch off each side to avoid cutting into the void beyond the frame. Score the cut line with a utility knife to prevent splintering, then trim the door using a circular saw and guide board. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

How to Cut Door Jambs Around Flooring

To cut door jambs so flooring will fit under them, turn a piece of flooring over to use as a guide. Lay a handsaw flat on top of the flooring and saw through the jamb.