'How To' Guides

  • The Big Guide to DIY Jargon

    Ever been stumped by complicated technical terminology or DIY jargon? Not to worry - we've tackled those technical terms and delved into the DIY jargon to bring you our BIG guide to the meaning behind all that tricky lingo! Just click the image below to explore our illustrated guide to DIY jargon, or scroll down for the text version. For more jargon-busting, check out our guide to door jargon.

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  • A Quick Guide to Decorating Your Door At Christmas!

    If you've always wanted to decorate the outside of your house but just haven’t known where to start, door decoration is a nice place to begin! The front door is the focal point of the outside of your house. It’s usually the most eye-catching feature and even if it’s not, whoever approaches your home to enter it will be greeted with the festive cheer of your decorations.

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  • How to Plant and Care For a Tree

    Planting a tree isn’t a difficult task, however if you want to make sure your tree has the best possible start in life, it’s important to get it right, and to care for the tree properly afterwards.

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  • Lots Of Reasons to Celebrate for Our 2014 Photo Competition Winner!

    Back in July we announced the winners of our 2014 UK Oak Doors photo competition.

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  • How to Trim a Door to Size

    Internal doors are made in several standardised sizes. Most modern doors are 1981mm x 762mm, but there are bigger and smaller doors on the market too. If you live in a property that has unusually sized door openings, you may find it difficult to find the door you want in a size that matches the opening. The best solution is to buy a door that is slightly too large and trim it down to fit.

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  • How to Glaze A Door

    Glazing a door may seem like a difficult job but it is more straightforward than you might think. These tips will help you to install glass into an external or internal door.

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  • How to Build Boo's Door!

    Last year we got so excited about the release of Monster’s University that we decided to celebrate by launching our very own, very special Boo’s Door; unfortunately after all the monster bills and mortgages had been paid, the average Monstropolis salary didn’t leave much to spend on magical doors.

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  • Hinckley Soap Box Derby

    We’re an ambitious bunch here at UK Oak Doors and always like to test ourselves with a new challenge. So when someone suggested we enter a Soap Box Derby recently, we quickly considered the materials and master craftsman at our disposal and jumped at the chance!

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  • How to Fit a Suffolk Latch

    The Suffolk Latch is a simple drop-down bar and latch that is an ideal solution for door latching in period properties. You can purchase simple, square latches or more ornate period ones. Whatever kind of latch you choose, it should be stylish, clean looking and allow the door to be opened from both sides,

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  • How to Curve or Bend Wood

    If you want to soften or plasticize wood, there are two methods that you can use. Steaming is a popular method for bending wood for making chair parts or staircase banisters, and is also sometimes used to make canoes, baskets, and musical instruments. Kerfing, on the other hand involves making a series of cuts into the wood to make the wood easier to bend. Kerfing weakens the wood but is often used for decorative purposes.

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