Garage doors

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Project by brevort posted 01-13-2012 05:30 AM 2887 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built some wood skins for my garage doors. My garage has 3 doors and there are 114 pieces in each door. This project took me all winter to do, but it was worth it. It has been 3 years and they still look great.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 05:42 AM

Cool project!

I’m curious, what kind of wood and what kind of finish?

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 05:48 AM

Hey Rick
Welcome to Ljs
That’s a great looking door ,great Job.

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 05:51 AM

Steve, The wood is white pine, cut of my property here in the U.P. The finish is Cabot spar varnish.

-- Rick

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 05:51 AM

beautiful design. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 06:26 AM


Wow! Those doors look fantastic. At first glance, no one would ever believe that’s an overhead door. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 12:34 PM

Great job! They look fantastic!

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#7 posted 01-13-2012 01:54 PM

Nice job. They look great. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#8 posted 01-13-2012 04:06 PM

Very nice, They’re holding up real well !!

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#9 posted 01-13-2012 04:29 PM

Nice look.

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#10 posted 01-13-2012 08:01 PM

wow..! I want those on my HOUSE !! ok, yes, house doors, or garden gates, swinging. I’m drooling. mutters as I add to my to-do list Those are gorgeous.

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#11 posted 01-13-2012 08:13 PM


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#12 posted 01-14-2012 01:11 AM

Neat idea!

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 01:52 AM

I would have never thought to do that. Garage doors are one of those things you have replaced when the kids back into it. I think I may have to make me one and put steel post in the driveway to keep my kids away once they get their DL. LOL Great job and great idea.

Thanks for showing us and spreading ideas. I’m sure I’m not the only one trying to figure out how to budget the lumber into the next couple of months.


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#14 posted 01-14-2012 02:23 AM

Stunning, just stunning…

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#15 posted 01-14-2012 03:30 AM

Great idea and even better execution! I’m curious, are your original doors fiberglass and how did you adhere the wood ones to the doors?

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