How to Install Front Door Hardware

Front Door Hardware

The front door is the most important part of your home. Installing a handle and lockset not only adds curb appeal but also makes entering or leaving more secure!

A quick project that will have you feeling pleased with yourself for years – think about how much easier it’ll get when friends come over just because they know what’s good around here?

Two sets of boreholes and cross bores are stacked on top of each other on the door. The 5-1/2 inch diameter should be 2 inches for both circular shapes with a 1″ flare at either end to allow for safe manipulation by hand or foot during opening procedures without risk of duegenturning oneself loose within its frame anatomy (although this would never happen).

Installing new door handles is easy with our step-by-step instructions. It could strip screw threads or damage the surface, so be careful when using an electric drill to install these screws!

Do not overtighten them as you can always go back later and apply more torque if necessary – but make sure it’s enough at first place since this will save your time in going through all those steps again once something goes wrong later on down the line.

How to Install a Door Handle and Lock

Install Latch

If you’re not able to find a flat faceplate for your door, don’t worry! You can easily cut one out with a utility knife.

Just trace around the outside edge of what is depicted on top and score along those lines using either sharpie or woodworking pencils so as not to have any pieces that might splinter when cutting them into place later down the line.

Start by chiseling out a 1/8″ deep rectangle centered around the cross bore on both sides of each lock.

Once you’ve created a depression in this area with one side flush against it and firm pressure applied from behind while simultaneously tapping along edges until they are perfectly aligned (you should be able to see where I marked my depth), slide latches into position, so that blunted tips point down toward baseplate or surface below; secure using two short screws when done!

The round drive-in faceplate is the perfect fit for your door. Simply install it over what’s left of your old screws and push it down to secure with a minimal amount of force needed!

You can also use one hammer block between you, making sure not to damage anything while getting these last few stubborn bits situated in their proper place – flush against the edge on either side near-lock notch (or at least close enough).

Install Handle outside

The handle will either slide up or down depending on if it has a lower borehole. If yours sticks out farther than your original doors, then you’ll need another hole in order for this new hardware to fit properly and operate smoothly without any issues!

It’sIt’s always best practice when installing anything related to doors/hardware like latches etc., do so according to manufacturer instructions first – especially since we’re talking about something as specific (and sometimes difficult) as drilling holes here.

Installing handle inside

To secure the door, line up both handles so that their screw holes align vertically with threaded posts on the back of the outside handle.

If you have an inside lever for your entranceway and it points away from any jambs or panels in between, then simply attach a washer onto one side before fastening them together using screws; if not, make sure there’s space underneath these parts as well because we need to install another smaller spindle which will go into place near where our original mounting hole sits (between those two metal brackets).

This has been quite informative!

Installing deadbolt

Install a deadbolt on your door by following these steps. Fit the latch bolt into its upper cross bore and screw it in place so that you have an audible tinking when unlocking or locking with keys; this will let people know who’s coming up behind them without having any glimpse of what they’re doing beforehand!

Install both inside thumb turns pointing towards each other (unlocked), then install exterior ones opposite how we did before pointing down while locked).

Install strike plates

The strike plate should be lined up with the door jamb and attached with two screws on each side. The bent tip of these plates is meant to face whichever direction your locks open in, so make sure it’s oriented correctly before drilling any holes through them for mounting hardware!

Once all sides have been secured by fastening positions as indicated above (with longer nails/screws), alternate between putting one screw into each hole while doing other work around here – this way, you won’t end up pushing out too much once things get stressful.

When you’re troubleshooting a locked door, be sure to test the latch and deadbolt. If either one doesn’t move smoothly into or out of place, then drill holes in that same spot until they do!

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You may also need to adjust where your strike plate (if applicable) goes so it can better secure this part when closed up tight again – but don’t forget about testing first!! Stay updated with our latest home improvement, interior designing, and architecture articles at SugerMint.