John Lively of Fine Woodworking explains how to make and hang a door in a weekend or two. He also tells how to build a door to fit exactly into an existing opening. He kept the elements in each door to a minimum – four frame members and one panel. A project plan shows other time-saving methods. Precise dimensioning is key to putting the doors together quickly, and he used a double row of #20 biscuits instead of mortise and tenons. He explains what to do if the jamb isn’t square, how to fit the hardware before assembly, and how to hang the door. Side information describe’s how to make and use two-stick story pole for measuring.

From Fine Woodworking #130