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'How To' Guides
- How to Use a Plumb Line
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The plumb line is one of the simplest tools in the average homeowner’s toolbox, but it is also one of the most versatile. You should use a plumb line whenever you need to make a straight, vertical line – whether that is for hanging wallpaper, putting up a painting, or checking the angle of a door. Continue reading
- How To Build An Internal Doorway - Fitting Door Linings
This is the second part in the series on how to build an internal doorway. The first part was concerned with the creation of a doorway in a plasterboard wall where one currently does not exist.
- How To Build An Internal Doorway – Creating the Doorway in a Stud Wall
We are often asked how to build an internal doorway which is quite an open question as there are two very different circumstances people may actually be asking about.
- How To Fit A Mortise Lock
Some doors come with locks already fitted but most quality doors will not, hence allowing the owner to choose what type of lock and latch they are going to use. Fitting a Mortise Lock into a door requires a slightly above average level of DIY skill.
- Hanging A Door Using T Hinges: A How-To Guide
T-hinges are as much a part of the style of a country cottage doorway as the door they hold up. Unlike its more common cousins that are usually hidden from view, the t-hinge sits proudly exposed on top of the wood even when closed.
- Maximise Your Decorating Potential - Part Two
"If you want a good finish you need a good start"
This is the second part in a series of decorating articles aimed at helping the home decorator get a professional looking finish with tips from the pro’s. Each section gives simple steps to take to prevent common decorating mistakes that are easy to avoid. Continue reading
- Maximise Your Decorating Potential - part one
“If you want a good finish you need a good start”
Painting walls, doors and other such areas around the house is one of the most common decorating DIY projects we are likely to take on. Many DIY jobs have acquired unwarranted but popular phobias through the swapping of horror stories down the pub. Drilling through a wall to put up some simple shelves only to burst a pipe is a classic. This coupled with a misunderstanding that some decorating and DIY jobs require a detailed knowledge of technical terms and a wealth of experience to be completed means that people are far more likely to pick up a roller than a router. Continue reading
- Oak Door Care - How to Treat Your Newly Delivered Doors
We take great pride in our brand here at UK Oak Doors and that shows in our customer feedback, achieving an average approval rating of 9.1 out of 10 stars on Trustpilot. We have found from reading hundreds of frank and honest customer reviews that some of this praise is due to our customer service and reliable shipping. But we know the real heroes are the doors themselves and more specifically the oak trees that gifted us with the wood in the first place. So, as quoted throughout our site we cannot stress enough the importance of oak door care - treating and maintaining oak doors correctly to preserve the beauty and strength of the wood. All our internal and external doors are supplied untreated but the quality of the treatment is a moot point if the door is not correctly cared for prior to treating and hanging. This article describes essential oak door care and what vital precautions must be taken regarding the packaging, storage, treatment and maintenance of your door.
- How to fit oak skirting boards in a curved bay window
This is a question that has cropped up a few times recently with some of our customers so we thought it was time to put a guide together! How to fit your skirting boards into place when you have a curved bay window or other curved wall.
- Recycling Your Old Doors – Part 3 - Even More Potential Projects!
Having already gone through some interesting ideas for recycling wood doors, two further uses for them becoming more and more popular are for headboards and garden art. Continue reading