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Homemade "Carriage House" garage doors.

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Project by totalrewind posted 03-06-2012 09:55 PM 5998 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Homemade "Carriage House" garage doors.
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You can read the full story at the link below, but here’s the short version:
Bought a house. Had cheap tin garage doors I couldn’t do anything with. Came up with a plan to make something beautiful instead.

Once I determined what I was after was a set of old-fashioned “carriage house” doors, I searched all over the net for a way to build them. The search turned up a lot of people asking how to, but very, very little in the way of answers. Strange how something that used to be so common 100 years ago is now nearly forgotten. That’s why I decided to document how I did it as I went along.

Overview:
These were actually built quite inexpensively from odds and ends straight off the Home Depot shelves. They are based on a 2×4 gate kit from said box store hung on 4×4 cedar posts anchored to the brick. The siding is cedar board and batten (cut from fence pickets), and the windows are a couple of clearance sliding glass windows hacked apart.

For more details and to see a tutorial on how you can make your own set, I uploaded all that to my instructibles account:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Carriage-House-Garage-Doors

P.S. I hope you’ll forgive a little bit of a plug. This project is also entered in one of their contests right now, so if you’re a member of that particular site, I would be mucho grateful for your vote! :)

If not, I hope you find this useful anyway.





5 comments so far

#1 posted 03-06-2012 10:06 PM

Nice addition to your new home and great job.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 10:17 PM

Those turned out great and nice DIY project.

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 12:30 AM

Great job on the doors! I needed a garage door on my shop this summer, but I ended up framing in a sliding glass door that I had after replacing one in a rental house. I wish I’d seen your door first.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 12:55 AM

Oh my god, what a massive improvement over the old doors.. nicely done… love the look of them

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 06:27 AM

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time on my 80 year old ugly-as-sin door. Thx for the inspiration.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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