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Old 02-04-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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I want to remove my garage door and I believe it is called a barn style doors. It's the two big doors that open side ways like a front door not up. I am very handy and could make a plain one easy by making a frame and making two 4 foot doors out of a slab of fine plywood but I want to put windows in but not sure how to install them

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If I understand this, you want to remove your overhead garage door and replace it with two hinged doors. And you want to use plywood as a base for the doors. Plywood alone will not make a good door. It will warp all up and will soon start to delaminate. What you need to look at is more like a barn door, which is made from a frame with diagonal bracing that is then covered with some tongue and groove siding. It is possible to frame a window opening in a door like that. The other thing you'll need to consider is whether you have sufficient framing in the garage walls to carry the hinged weight of the doors.

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I was thinking the like a solid slab of ply wood order like a butcher block or a 2in solid piece of plywood not the cheap glued together ones the frame is strong enofe
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But what u r saying they frame them inside with im guessing like 2x2 then put the finish on the out side of it
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