Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to build your own door for your tiny house- Video Tutorial

I'm no professional but I just wish Bob Villa could have seen this door, I think he would approve.

Update: A quick google search confirms that Bob Villa is indeed alive and well but no word on his opinion concerning the door. ;-)

I had a great time building this door. I got the idea from this website:

It was really helpful to have a very nice table saw and orbital sander. It made my door as smooth as a baby's butt. Seriously if you were blindfolded in a room you might put a diaper on it!

I was lucky and hit my door hanging on the first try. Some people will hang the door in the jam before they put in the jam or some will do it after. I did it after and while that usually mean a bit more fussing over it I got lucky...or was so probably lucky.

Big props to Matt Nelson who helped me BIG TIME with this door. He's over at

Enjoy the video and leave comments!


  1. Awesome video on how to build your own door. I've been wanting to do this for my own home recently, but didn't really know where to start. With the help of your video I should be able to get things rolling on my homes new door. Thank you for the great video, it will be very helpful.

  2. Joe- I heard a rumor you offer SketchUp services to help someone order SIPs for their THOW build. Is that true? Would love to talk!