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bigbearz 02-16-2011 04:00 PM

Wood Garage Doors DIY
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Is it possible to make your own steel door have the wood appearance like the expensive doors?? Is it not just a facia applied to the door anyways?? you know like these ones... anybody try it??

mrgins 02-16-2011 06:01 PM

Faux painting?

oh'mike 02-16-2011 06:22 PM

You need a pretty stout door to carry the extra weight of the facing---I doubt if a light weight steel door will do that---you will need to move the track back 3/4 of an inch to accommodate the thicker door.

I suggest that you look at a door with the applied face and see how it was done.

Call a door manufacturer--as what door is made to have the applied face---Mike---

Jackofall1 02-17-2011 08:43 AM

How about some of these,


epson 02-17-2011 09:14 AM

You would have to do a faux wood finish like this youtube video link:

beerdog 02-17-2011 01:03 PM

That rapper Vanilla Ice just did this exact thing on his remodeling show. It is on the DIY channel. I did not think it looked very good. probably looks ok from 50feet away.

Ice Ice Baby!

bigbearz 02-17-2011 01:44 PM

Those stickers are funny... I like the horse one :thumbsup:

I actually saw a stained door upclose on a house in the city and it looked good.. might do that instead. I think the weight is alittle to much for the existing door too.

Vanilla ice project... Yeah I hope he sold the house before it aired.. cause YEESH...

beerdog 02-17-2011 02:00 PM

I agree. Ice does not know what he is doing. I guess he is representative of most "house flippers".

Word to yer Mother!

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