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Fine Homebuilding: Articles & Information On Doors
Fine Homebuilding offers articles on door types, selection, issues, installation and more. Access to some articles requires site membership.
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Hanley Wood: Course On Understanding WDMA Architectural Door Standards
Hanley Wood says the industry overhauled interior architectural door standards, ANSI/WDMA I.S. 1A-2013 and ANSI/WDMA I.S. 6A-2013, to provide a greater focus on performance-driven specifications. This course will describe the standards, including performance duty levels, aesthetics, construction and finishes for architectural wood doors.

Fine Homebuilding: Case A Door With Mitered Trim`
Fine Homebuilding describes, with pictures, how to case a door with mitered trim.

Fine Homebuilding: Cutting A Door
Fine Homebuilding online video shows how to cut a door by protecting the surface using masking tape and a utility knife to prevent tearout, and how to position and clamp a straightedge to get an accurate cut everytime.

Fine Homebuilding: Fast & Accurate Hinge Mortises
Fine Homebuilding online video shows to custom-make a simple jig from plywood and 1x to fit your particular router, bit, and hinges. The jig clamps to the door and to the jamb, and its zero-clearance construction practically eliminates tear-out from the router bit.

Fine Homebuilding: Hinge Adjustment For Final Fit Of Door
Fine Homebuilding article describes how fine-tuning the fit of a new interior door offers plenty of bang for the low-cost buck.

Fine Homebuilding: How to Frame an Interior Door Opening
Fine Homebuilding online video gives a quick look at framing an opening in an interior non-bearing wall.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Trim A Hollow-Core Door To Height
Fine Homebuilding online video shows how to trim down a hollow door, showing tips for making a clean cut, and how to add blocking to fill the hole you've just made in the bottom of the door.

Fine Homebuilding: Installing Split-Jamb Doors
Fine Homebuilding describes a style that works well for remodeling applications where one side of the opening has a different thickness wallboard than the other.

Fine Homebuilding: Tips To Trim Bottom Of A Door
Fine Homebuilding article provides tips and considerations for trimming the bottom of a door.

JLC: Custom Door Trim On An MDF Budget
Journal of Light Construction describes how to case a door and pediment - complete with plinth blocks - using job-site tools and about $10 worth of MDF. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Installing Doors Before Carpet Is Laid
Journal of Light Construction offers tips on installing pre-hung doors before floors are carpeted.

JLC: Installing Prehung Interior Doors
Journal of Light Construction article describes a systematic approach to an efficient, durable, topnotch installation of interior prehung doors that takes about 30 minutes on average to install and another 20 minutes to trim out.
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