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xx   DOOR

Photo shows how to enhance an ordinary door by painting it black and gluing 3/4" wood strips 1-1/4" apart on the face of the door. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 37

Photo shows how to make doors into works of modern art by painting the entire surface with colorful geometric patterns. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 50

Photo shows how to give a front door a facelift by using lattice molding strips. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 66

Photo shows how to make a front door look like a piece of modern art with lumber scraps and flat metal mending plates. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 78

Photo shows how to cover doors or a wall with cutout bookjacket backs to create the illusion of a library wall. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 45

Photo shows how to make a monogrammed door by adding large covered letters and wooden accent strips to the face of an existing door. Est. cost: $68.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 46

Photo shows how to give a front door a facelift by resurfacing it with rough-sawn swamp cedar, fake pegs, a knocker and strap hinges. Est. cost: $83.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 66

Photo shows how storage area doors can be decorated by applying adhesive-backed plastic. Est. cost: $24.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 81

How to give a pair of doors a facelift by applying mirror panels and molding.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1978 (v.56#8) pg. 158

Help for boring doors. Using simple tricks and common tools to add style to inexpensive hollow-core doors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1999 (v.77#1) pg. 17

Doors inside and out. Two step-by-step makeover projects. (1) Installing a new prehung exterior door. (2) Scraping and repainting an interior door.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2000 (v.23#8) pg. 29

Decorate plain interior or exterior doors with molding.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 60

Decorative doors. Tips and ideas for adapting a border design or other pattern as a creative embellishment to paint on a door.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1992 (v.19#1) pg. 22

Painted floral door crown features a cross-hatch motif across the bottom and a bouquet of wild roses and other blossoms. Full-sized pattern furnished.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 56, 33

Photo shows how to decorate a door by applying rough lath strips in a diamond pattern.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 112

Five ways to make distinctive front doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #81 Aug 1964 (v.14#4) pg. 26

Flush door magic. Photographs illustrate six flush doors made more attractive by the addition of decorative moldings. The article tells how to install the moldings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 54

How to renovate a flush door with vinyl wood grain "skin".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 54

A look at what is available in graphic wall coverings and step-by-step instructions for applying a wall mural on a door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 54

Tip: Simple jig which attaches to ceiling and supports a door during painting allows both sides of the door to be finished in one session.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 47

Tip on what color to paint edges of doors when they are between rooms of different colors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 6

Tip shows how to make handles in the top and bottom of doors being painted or stained so both sides can dry at the same time and so they can be turned without touching the painted surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 62

Paint a country door using milk paint which delivers rich color, durability, and old-fashioned charm. How to mix and apply milk paint and decorative stenciling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #402 Oct 1999 (v.49#9) pg. 89

Tip: Add cedar trim to ordinary looking interior door casings to add visual interest.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 8

Tip on applying a wood-grain finish to a six-panel hardboard door that is already primed white or gray.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 18

Tip on stripping and refinishing large wooden doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 28

Tip on covering an exterior steel door with wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 12

Panel door is decorated with cut-outs of lace pasted to the raised panels. Est. cost: $19.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1986 (v.203#2) pg. 118, 218

Decorate an ordinary flush door with false-panels made from plywood and molding. Est. cost: $16.
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 64

Flush-door face lift. Using wood veneer and moldings to resurface a damaged interior door.
HOME MECHANIX #750 Nov 1990 (v.86) pg. 18

Improve the appearance of flush doors by adding decorative molding.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 43

Tack wooden strips to the top and bottom edges of a door so that both sides can be painted at the same time.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 20

Tip: Decorate plain plywood doors by painting them with colored triangles.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 6

Conceal a flush bedroom door by covering with matching wallpaper and painting woodwork in background color of the wallcovering.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.11#8) pg. 28

Tips for dressing up your front door with moldings and trims.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 84

Photos show how simple moldings can be applied to a plain exterior door to improve its appearance.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 16

Covering door with plastic provides a writing suface for a child's room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #428 Jan 1964 (v.60) pg. 99

Customize your doors. Achieve modern, contemporary or traditional effects by adding panels and stock moldings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #442 Mar 1965 (v.61) pg. 116

Resurface an exterior door with plastic laminate.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #453 Feb 1966 (v.62) pg. 102

How to give a flush door a new look by adding carved wood panels and moldings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #513 Feb 1971 (v.67) pg. 119

Embellishing an exterior flush door by adding decorative moldings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 64

How to protect natural wood doors with varnish.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1978 (v.6#5) pg. 53

The art of graining. Part 2. Topgraining. How to adjust the glaze and suggestions on graining doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.7#1) pg. 5

Tips on painting or varnishing doors and windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.8#12) pg. 201

Painting doors and windows. Tips on preparation, priming and painting, tools and techniques.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1998 (v.26#4) pg. 75

Modernize your exterior doors by covering them with hardboard and reducing the window size.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 137

Decorating flush doors with moldings. Three styles shown: Spanish, traditional, and contemporary.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 155

New faces for your front door. Simple picture frames of common molding can add a whole new look to your front door.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1967 (v.127#5) pg. 160

Applying paneling to a recessed-panel type door to compliment the walls of a paneled room.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 132

Tip: Repair damaged hollow-core doors by applying decorative panels to the surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 133

Decorating doors.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #213 Jan 1963 (v.34#1) pg. 76

Tip shows how to make colorful bedroom doors with giant letters that show the name of the occupant.
SUNSET Jun 1978 (v.160#6) pg. 148

Photos show ways to transform the face of a solid-core door.
SUNSET Mar 1979 (v.162#3) pg. 132

Photo shows how to paint giant house numbers on a door. Remaining area is covered with lath strips.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 126

Colorful cutouts (made from Contact paper) help prevent glass-door accidents.
SUNSET Apr 1988 (v.180#4) pg. 168

Tip shows how to apply textural wallpaper borders to the rails and stiles of an interior door to give it a carved look.
SUNSET Mar 1997 (v.198#3) pg. 101

Tips on applying veneer to an interior flush door.
WOODWORKER #1047 Feb 1981 (v.85) pg. 112

Tips on finishing an exterior door made of rosewood.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 61

Door decorating ideas.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1963 (v.19#2) pg. 46

Tips on painting a door.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1969 (v.25#2) pg. 44

How to give an old door a facelift using simulated wood-carved plaques.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1972 (v.28#5) pg. 10

How to route decorative grooves in plywood doors. Requires a "fence" around the door and a wooden shoe attachment on the router base.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 85
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 92

How to customize a door by gluing and nailing various wooden shapes to it.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 70