This is a step-by-step on how your average schmoe can build beautiful &quotCarriage House&quot style garage doors. I&#039m a computer programmer and this is the first time I&#039ve done anything like this.&nbsp I made it happen, so I think anybody armed with minimal carpentry skills and these simple instructions could get as good of results! Finally, if you&#039re looking for similar wood ideas, check out this site.&nbsp I&#039m not affiliated with, nor have I even done business these guys (yet).&nbsp I just find the projects are quite inspiring!UPDATE: Looks like I didn&#039t win anything. : ( Oh well, many thanks to everyone who voted! Also I should add that these doors have survived the winter well, including several heavy wind storms.&nbsp It appears that the design is sound and should last for quite some time.&nbsp (Unlike my shed roof which, well. lets just say there&#039s never a dull moment around here.)
So, let&#039s get problem solving.&nbsp Here are the engineering &#039forces&#039 at work: The doors should be inexpensive, therefore, most likely. They have to be something I can build my self. I&#039m a DIY guy, so no more of this &quothiring people to come out&quot business.&nbsp Ergo, no deadly springs. Since I enjoy sleeping indoors they should look great for my wife. The garage ceiling is really short, so overhead doors were really not smart to begin with. Have to be well-insulated for the climate I live in. After looking around, I discovered that many of the more expensive overhead garage doors are designed to look (rather unconvincingly, IMO) like old-fashioned, side-opening, &quotcarriage house&quot doors.&nbsp Well, isn&#039t that interesting?&nbsp&nbsp Expensive-looking, side-opening doors. made of wood and traditional carpentry techniques. &nbsp I can handle that! :) After scavenging online however, I found very little information on actually how to do this.&nbsp There were lots of questions in woodworking and farm diy forums on the subject, but very little in the way of answers.&nbsp The best I found was This Tutorial but even that wasn&#039t exactly what I wanted.&nbsp It uses more difficult &quotmortise-and-tenon joinery&quot, is uninsulated, and kindof an art deco / cubist style.&nbsp (Still, a maybe good reference if you&#039re wanting doors more along those lines.) All that to say, hopefully THIS tutorial can be helpful to others wanting to build a similar design. So let us take a look at best 23 inspired ideas for house doors pictures below.
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Admittedly when I first started out I didn&#039t have much to go off.&nbsp I just went to the lumber store and wandered around aimlessly until something clicked.&nbsp Naturally, they didn&#039t have a &quotcarriage house garage door building kit&quot, but what if. what if I&#039m not trying to build a &quotgarage door&quot at all?&nbsp No, listen.&nbsp What if what I&#039m really trying to build is just a simple wooden gate (that just happens to fit inside a hole)?&nbsp&nbsp&nbspOff to the fence section. &nbsp let&#039s see. &nbsp outdoor-grade cedar planks. &nbsp steel gate support brackets. &nbsp hinges. &nbsp decorative handles. &nbsp the mother lode, baby! So what we&#039re going to do is create a basic framework out of 2x4 lumber and steel brackets and fasten it to the door frame with black hinges.&nbsp Then we&#039ll put in some nice windows (they had some on clearance) and some &quotboard and batten&quot siding made from cedar fence pickets.&nbsp Finish it all off with some rigid foam insulation on the inside and maybe some gate handles for gravy. All-in-all, they should look stellar for about, lets see. $200 per section. times two sections per opening. and two openings. I&#039m getting both doors for about $800 in materials or probably about half the price of one &quotnormal&quot garage door.&nbsp If only I knew what I was doing this plan would be perfect! )