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DIY Repair and Installation of Windows & Doors

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  • Rolling door hardware is seen on design blogs, Houzz, Pinterest and seemingly everywhere you look these days, but they do require a very specific set of circumstances to work well.

    Is an Interior Barn Door Right for Your Home?

    Is an Interior Barn Door Right for Your Home?

    by Felicity450

  • DIY guide to changing your own locks, including an explanation of common lock types and the basics of how to replace cylinders and get new keys.

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    by Tom Rubenoff37

  • The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    by Tom Rubenoff25

  • The key machine is a marvel of mechanical engineering. This article illustrates how a key machine is made and how it can cut keys accurately to within 1/1000 of an inch.

    How Does a Standard Key Machine Work?

    How Does a Standard Key Machine Work?

    by Tom Rubenoff2

  • The theory and practice of door closer adjustment, with steps and detailed instructions to adjust the swing of your hydraulic door closer.

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    by Tom Rubenoff205

  • Replacing an exterior door isn't like it used to be, back when you built your jambs from scratch and hung the door itself with elaborate care. In fact, it's very possibly within YOUR reach--especially with this illustrated guide!

    Exterior Doors:  How (Not) To Install Them

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) To Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • A friends daughter whose wedding I sewed and organized a few years ago came over last night with her 'Hubby'... saying that the deal on the house they had bid on had been accepted. The young couple was in seventh heaven. Their first house was a...

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    by Zsuzsy Bee22

  • If you're thinking about replacing your casement window glass just because they're draffy, fogged up or just hard to open, consider this: You can fix most of the problems yourself for a fraction of the cost of new windows-and it won't take you more...

    Casement Windows Repair Tips

    Casement Windows Repair Tips

    by Fairus Mohd Aziz4

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