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JCMeyersIV

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405 days ago

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Hey guys. Busy as hell again and I have a request for a replacement for her existing garage door. It’s the old school style one piece door that just swings up, assuming i CAN redo it, would painted pine be ok? Or should I use something rot resistant? She wants it to match the garage/barn so it’ll need to be painted.

-- John, NNY, www.facebook.com/JC4Woodworking


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 405 days ago

I would make a torsion box out of 1/2” ply or Advantech skins inside and outside a 1×2 interior frame.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#2 posted 405 days ago

I made one out of Pine, which when primed and painted is an excellent exterior wood, as a reproduction/replacement for a 107” x 79” sliding barn door. It was built similar to a board and batten door. It works well as a slider, but the method Clint suggests is superior for a garage door because it is very stiff, and the type that I made a has good bit of flex. Plus the torsion box style can be insulated.

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 404 days ago

I second Pine as a good choice, since you want to keep the door light.

Bin the knots, prime it with oil base, and paint with a good exterior paint. I’ve had great success with the Behr stuff from HD.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 404 days ago

Yes, BIN the knots (Zissner shellac version). I always used the shellac version but on this door I used only the Zissner oil based cover stain since I wanted to see if it could block the knots… no way only the shellac version will do this 100%. Even the spay can works. Then I prime it all with oil-based primer (Zissner or B-M fresh start) on all faces/edges/sides, then assemble and then 2-3 coats of a quality latex. Behr is much better than it used to be. I do not hesitate to use it now, but in the 90’s it was not as good.

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#5 posted 404 days ago

Nice looking door. I plan to install these types of door on my future workspace.

Speaking of Behr paints, I have found Behr Ultra to be my go to paint. I have tried a lot of paints over the years and the only two that have never let me down have been Behr and Sherwin Williams, but SW is not always as convenient and typically costs more then Behr. I’m referring mainly to interior paint, but the two times I used the exterior it was just as good.

-- Rob - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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JCMeyersIV

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#6 posted 402 days ago

Ok perfect. I’m also thinking of changing the door construction to a 2x frame with 1x slats. Right now it’s all 2x and its unreasonably heavy. I’m a pretty strong guy and I have to but my body into it.

-- John, NNY, www.facebook.com/JC4Woodworking

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#8 posted 401 days ago

John,
HD and Lowes also carry 5/4 pine. Lowes 5/4 white pine has knots, but near me the HD carries 5/4 radiata pine and it’s clear, very nice.

Pete

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JCMeyersIV

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#9 posted 401 days ago

Alright cool, thanks pete. I live near three lumber yards so i get all my pine locally. The nearest Lowes or HD is half an hour from me.

-- John, NNY, www.facebook.com/JC4Woodworking

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#10 posted 106 days ago

About to redo a 7 X 10, stamped steel door with a custom wood overlay carriage /Barn style wood . If it was done in solid 3/4 cedar, at 123 lbs a cubic ft, I am figuring that divided by 12 rollers it is only adding 12 lbs each at the most. I can weld up some more hangers on track , but would the track itself be fine. I am assuming so , but did not want to put a squeeze play on the wives Beemer. I at one point was looking for a faux type lightweight plastic wood, but I remember how heavy the real wood doors were I was replacing back in the 60’s, . It would be interesting if someone has attacked this , roll up carriage style door craze that seems to be going on now. I was figuring weight on the 3/4 ” wood but will go with a 3/8 background and 3/4 rails and stiles. Thanks RJ

-- RJ, Tampa Fl, RJMETALWOODS.COM

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