Doors & Windows

Doors & Windows

Old House Journal’s compendium of articles about how to repair and restore doors and windows for old houses, including hardware repair, finishes, glass repair/installation, and more.

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Chicken-wire Glass

New Yorkers Gretchen and Ray Master embraced the use of salvaged wire glass in transoms and door panels at their early 20th-century loft apartment.


Door Construction

This glossary of doors and parts of doors will help you determine which types of doors, hardware, and glass are appropriate for your old house project.

Easy Fixes for Curb Appeal

So-called curb appeal is a common concern among real-estate agents—but it also matters to those of us staying put. Here are some low- to medium-cost improvements that’ll brighten the neighborhood.




Hanging a Salvaged Door

We’re old hands at hanging the doors we salvage. Years ago, we bought six interior doors that matched originals elsewhere in our 1885 row house. We just installed the last of them for a bathroom closet. Here’s what we’ve learned.





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