A few years ago, I showed you how to get rid of those frigid drafts coming in through your windows. Well, this year I wanted to show you how to insulate doors and get rid of drafts that make their way through your entrances. There are just a few specific areas where that cold air can enter, and likewise, there are just a few specific projects that you can do to stop them.
Have you ever looked at your cabinets and noticed that the doors just aren’t aligned straight with each other. It may seem like a minor issue, but unaligned doors can detract from even the most beautiful cabinets. That’s why it is always a good idea to know how to align cabinet doors. Trust me! Eventually you will need to do this.
Cabinets doors can become crooked for many different reasons. Sometimes it is just time and wear and tear that throw them out of alignment. Sometimes it is just a less than detail oriented installer that is at fault. Or, maybe you just built your own shaker doors and need to hang them straight. Regardless, getting your doors in perfect alignment is much easier than you may think, and I am going to show you how to align cabinet doors in 3 easy steps.
If you have stained, wooden exterior doors, you know that they can be quite beautiful. You probably also know that they can start to look a bit run down after just a few years of rain, snow, sleet, hail and sun. Keeping them looking fresh takes a bit of maintenance. However, sometimes you just don’t know how important regular maintenance is until your doors are in need of a complete overhaul. I am ashamed to say that I neglected my own doors for the past few years and was faced with this same situation. But, not to worry, I was able to get them looking like new with just a little bit of time and effort. If you want to know how to refinish wooden doors, just keep reading.
If you have ever needed or wanted to take off your door handleset, you probably have noticed that they are a bit more complex than a standard door knob. For one, there is usually no noticeable screws. So, how are you suppose to get the darn thing off?!?! Well, it’s not as complicated as it appears, and I can show you how to remove door handlesets using just a few common household tools.
( How To Build Shaker Doors – Photo by M-Squared Contracting Inc.)
Shaker cabinets are one of the most popular choices for cabinet styles. They are sleek and clean looking, while maintaining just enough detail to avoid being labeled plain. They can work in pretty much any design style, and lucky for us, they are one of the easiest to build. But, not everyone knows exactly how to build a shaker door. So, in this post “How to Build Shaker Doors” we will focus on instructions for constructing basic shaker doors.