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Simpson sliding barn door

Simpson Barn Doors Review – 49801 Cherry

A while back we did an article on how to install a Simpson Craftsman door on a 1920s bungalow home. It was an incredible update and really brought out the charm of the wraparound porch. Recently, we had the opportunity to follow up and review one of the Simpson barn doors for Pro Tool Reviews. […]

Simpson Craftsman door front

How to Install a Simpson Craftsman Door

A neighbor of mine enlisted my help to put the finishing touch on his 1920’s bungalow home (a home he’s been renovating over the course of 10 years). He needed a good Craftsman-style door to match the look of the rest of the home. Somewhere in the past, the front door had been modified from the original. On top of that, a […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Clopay 3720 Commercial Doors

Clopay 3720 Commercial Doors Review

The PTR (Pro Tool Reviews) family is growing. What used to be a small group of professional tradesmen reviewing new tools in their trade from a few manufacturers has grown into relationships with scores of manufacturers. From cordless power tools, to carpentry tools, to Outdoor Power Equipment and various other trade specific tools, Pro Tool […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Schlage keypad lit

Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt Review

I saw something interesting at the 2013 International Builders Show. Schlage (which, by the way, is pronounced “shlayg”) showed off its new line of Camelot touchscreen deadbolts that retail for around $185. These are deadbolts that let you enter a code to gain access in lieu of a key. While I haven’t ever locked myself […]

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation guide

Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit (49-22-4073)

When we were invited to Milwaukee’s press event this year, one of the tools we saw appeared to be off the beaten path for the company, but no less impressive. The new Milwaukee Door Lock Installation Kit seemed every bit as handy to use, and dare we say innovative, as many of the company’s newest […]

New DoorSaver II Hinge Revolutionizes Door Stops

DoorSaver II Hinge Revolutionizes Door Stops

This one is going to be short and sweet – at least until we can try one out for ourselves. The new DoorSaver II is an ultra-low-profile hinge replacement that serves as a door stop or protector. It limits the open swing of a door by integrating a stop right on the hinge itself. Specifically, […]