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Old 05-02-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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I am wondering if any of you have ever tried dressing up a plian
garage door to look like one of the expensive carriage house type doors. I'd like to do that, and am just wondering if I could use the nice veneer paneling along with trim boards, and decorative handles. If so, do I need to glue and screw to make them last?
Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:34 PM   #2
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I am wondering if any of you have ever tried dressing up a plian
garage door to look like one of the expensive carriage house type doors. I'd like to do that, and am just wondering if I could use the nice veneer paneling along with trim boards, and decorative handles. If so, do I need to glue and screw to make them last?
Any input would be appreciated.
OK guys, I've been waiting for quite some time for a response. It's hard to believe that nobody out there has ever wanted to make thier garage doors look better than a plain metal one.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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OK guys, I've been waiting for quite some time for a response. It's hard to believe that nobody out there has ever wanted to make thier garage doors look better than a plain metal one.
Sorry Jill, I've taken down old hinged doors & put in a new metal door with an opener, but I'm not following what you mean.
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Hello Jill,

Yes one of our chipies has done this with a solid metal front door.
It is best to use thin strips of timber or a single sheet of ply that is decorated. What he basically did is made two thin replicas of the doors dimension (shaker style) that cladded both sides of the door. Light weight timber is the key here & bolted with the panels glued straight through the door. This was done as the customer wanted the security of a metal core in the door & to good effect.

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Old 08-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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Jill, you posted this over four years ago and I am trying to find out the same thing. Has anyone added to a plain wooden door to make it look like a carriage house style door?
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Yes, it can be done. There are kits you can buy, or just get your brain going on it. Skin it with 1/4 inch ply, add a trim board to that. you can get some nice looks that way. Just make sure that your tracks and opener can handle the extra weight.
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It can be done, and you can use regular dimensional lumber to do it. Things to keep in mind are that you will also require a new spring, and the tracks will have to be adjusted to allow for the additional thickness of the door.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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Thank you all, I owe you some wings and brews


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Old 08-04-2009, 10:15 AM   #9
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OK, I have searched and cannot find a source to convert my wooden garage door into a carriage house look door. Anyone know of any sites offering these?
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My cousin made carriage style doors and kept her original garage door. She built in just outside the original garage doors like you would build a double swinging gate and she screened it too so she could have the comfort of the breezes and still have the security of her garage door. it looks great.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #11
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Has anyone tried using a wood graining tool and paint to make a metal overhead door look like cottage/carriage style? Seems easier than attaching veneer and having to deal with springs,etc.
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See this post.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/fake-...-doors-120576/
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Nice work on those 'fake' doors----best I've ever seen,as a matter of fact.
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Thanks. I just couldn't abide painted doors on a log sided garage.
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Those doors add a lot to the overall look of the place.---
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