If you’ve recently purchased a new wood front door, you’ll notice that there’s a hole where you’d expect a doorknob! This is a DIY job that’s relatively easy to take care of yourself and this article walks you through the steps.
Here’s an overview of what’s involved to install hardware for your wood entry door…
Step 1: Measure the hardware. Though most doors follow industry standards, make sure that your door and the items included in your doorknob kit match up correctly.
Step 2: Drill a hole for the doorknob if there isn’t already one. To avoid creating cracks, drill slowly and steadily.
Step 3: Install the doorknob and accompanying parts in accordance with product instructions.
Step 4: Make sure the hinges fit properly by measuring and trimming as needed. The door and hardware should fit snugly, but without scraping or sticking.
You can find detailed instructions to help you with this job at: How to Install Hardware on Wood Entry Doors