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Project Ideas for COVID Quarantine

With so many activities cancelled, some of us have a little extra time on our hands at home. Now is a great time to get some of those little projects done you've always wanted to do. Here are a few project ideas from Direct Door Hardware.
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Kwikset Hardware with Microban Antimicrobial Protection

Stop Microbes at the door with Kwikset Microban technology.
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What kind of door knob do I use on a closet door.

You need door knobs for closet doors in a hallway, but these doors don't necessarily need a knob on the interior, right? Closet doors are typically done in two different ways.
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Door Hardware at Vikingsholm

This summer for our family vacation we went to beautiful Lake Tahoe and had a great time with the kids. On one day we went over to tour a cool old castle called Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay which is on the southwest shore of the lake.
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Weekend Project: Alternative Garage Door Weatherstrip

Not pleased with the standard vinyl weatherstrip that is installed on most garage doors? Me either.
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Types of Handlesets

Handlesets or Entry door sets are a great way to dress up your front door. Not only are there many many designs and finishes to choose from, but there are also several types of handlesets that you can have your pick from as well. All can be nicely categorized on our site if you wish to make things a little more smooth going.
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What Type of Hardware You Have So You Can Replace It

Back when a door knob was just a door knob to me and that's as deep as it got, I never imagined how different each door knob could be. I'm not talking about the obvious design difference, of course there are many varieties there, but what about the measurements, the latches, the round or square, handleset, lever mortise, multi point, yadda yadda... And honestly you wont need to know all this stuff, unless you are trying to replace your hardware. I know that might sound super overwhelming, but don't give up yet! It's actually not all that bad. You just need to find out what type of hardware you have and then you can start crossing off most of that list.
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Replacing Your Existing Handleset

Shopping for a new handleset for your front door can be fun! All the different designs and finishes out now are sure to add to that fresh coat of paint you just added to your front door, or maybe you just need to replace that old beaten down handleset you have had for years. There are a few things to keep in mind if you are replacing your handleset for your existing door preparation.
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How to Install a Door Knob Latch

Installing a door knob latch is no big deal, If you have the right tools. And you may find that door latches come in various styles, such as a latch with an attached mortise plate, or the drive in tubular latch. I think the latch with attached mortise plate is usually what would come standard with any door (square or round corners - you can request either), and this style is more secure because it will hold the latch securely with screws. The drive in latch has no screws and relies on the snug fit of the latch and the cross bore hole of the door.
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How to Order and Install Kickplates

Door Kickplates are a great accessory to a door and they often ordered more and more I have noticed. They are available in a variety of sizes (even custom sizes!) and finishes to help match your home decor. Finishes such as, polished brass PVD, satin stainless, polished stainless, oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel, pewter, antique brass, weathered black, weathered rust and weathered steel! You can choose from screw mount (which is the most common), magnetic mount (which will only work on metal doors) or adhesive mount.
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Door Hardware for Small Bore

A common request we get around our shop is for door knobs or levers made for the small 1-1/2 or 1-5/8" bore hole.
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5 Inch Backset

What is a Backset?

What is a backset?
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Emtek Mortise & How to Install

Mortise locks we have said before are a quite a bit different than a standard tubular latch style lock that are most commonly found on residential doors.
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Wrap Around Door Reinforcers

Don-Jo offers high quality hardware products and have a goal to provide a wide range of products, such as replacement strikes, latch protectors, security strikes, filler plates, scar plates, door stops, door pulls, push/pull plates, kickplates and wrap around door reinforcers (which we offer on our site).
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Cafe Door Hardware

I just recently found out that double acting hinge doors (or saloon doors) are most often referred to as cafe doors.
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Keyless Locks - Electronic vs. Mechanical

Keyless locks are great and are actually getting to be more common on residential places.
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Keying Instructions

One of the most common questions we get about door hardware has something to do with if we can get their locks keyed alike.
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Affordable Hardware

I know it can get super overwhelming and maybe even frustrating when it's time to start looking for all new hardware for your home.
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Tips on How to Adjust Your Door

When it starts to get cooler outside during this time of year my front door is such a huge pain to open and close.
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What Door Hardware Terms You Should Know

Bore or Bore Hole

The bore hole is the large hole that is drilled in your door where the the knobset is installed.

Backset

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