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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How To Renew Old Doors

Seriously damaged antique doors can be brought back to life, but sometimes you just have to replace them. Here’s a useful technique for each situation.

How To Repair Panel Doors

After some 200 years of “hard knocks” and spotty maintenance in the harsh climate of coastal Maine, our Federal-period home’s frame-and-panel doors exhibited a range of problems—from gaps and loose joints to outright rot. Repairing them without compromising their integrity required patience and an understanding of their mortise-and-tenon joinery.











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