How To: Repair a skewed door with This Old House

Repair a skewed door with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how fix a unbalanced door.
Steps:

1 Close door and check the spacing at the top and latch-side of the door.
2 Determine which hinge must be shimmed to adjust door and create even spacing.
3 Remove appropriate hinge from door and jamb.
4 Hold door hinge against cardboard and use utility knife to cut around hinge; cut several shims.
5 Set two or three cardboard shims in the hinge mortises on the door and jamb, then replace the hinge.
6 Install shims behind other hinges, if necessary.
7 Close the door and check the spacing.
8 If necessary, add or subtract shims until the door latches properly and closes without binding.

Repair a skewed door with This Old House

Repair a skewed door with This Old House Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

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