How to Work on a Door Without Help

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Blog entry by hjt posted 03-26-2015 05:24 AM 1517 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Doors are not easy to work on. If nothing else, they are heavy – especially wooden exterior doors!

Below is a simple thing I made to hold the doors on its side so I can work on the hinges.

Painting a door is never easy either. No matter how long you let the paint dry, when you turn it over to paint the other side, the first side always gets marked up on the saw horses.

Here’s something I saw in a magazine. Put two screws in the top of the door and one in the bottom.

I attach rope to the two top screws so I can lift the door. When I lift the door from the top, it’s resting on the one bottom screw which allows me to turn the door.

I can paint both sides at one time

Here’s the inside.

And the outside.

-- Harold

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 02:00 PM

Why is it that the simplest ideas are the ones filled with the most genius?!

Fantastic way of doing things!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 03:47 PM

I just happen to have a door, that needs painting.
I was going to do it yesterday…. but procrastination set in.
I’m sure glad it did!!!

Thanks for sharing, this very timely trick!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 04:04 AM

Thanks for the “props” Matty

DIY… glad to help!

-- Harold

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