|1/2 of the original garage door|
Shortly after moving in, the original wood garage door fell off its track that was attached to the ceiling...then the track itself came apart. It didn't take us long to come up with the idea of cutting the door in half (vertically), reversing it, and attaching hinges to the outer sides and rehanging them as carriage doors.
|sanded, stained, and new hardware|
I have always dreamed of having wood carriage doors on a garage but knew how costly they could be. We spent $50 on heavy duty gate hinges and bolts, which I painted black. We already had paint, dark stain and scrap 1x4. We reused the original garage door handles. Reusing existing materials has been and continues to be a recurring theme in our renovation. This project took a full weekend with the two of us cutting, sanding and staining.
The doors turned out beautifully and we couldn't be more pleased. -Michelle
P.S. The picture below was taken the other day and I can see now that when Spring arrives I need to apply one more coat of stain to the center board.