Interesting Things You Can Do With An Old Garage Door

31 August 2016
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If your old garage door needs to be replaced, you might want to consider some of the interesting things that can be done with it instead of just throwing it out in with the trash or placing it in a burn pile. To help you discover the best option for your needs, you will want to check out the following creative suggestions.

Raised Gardening Boxes

If getting down on  your hands and knees to tend to your garden is getting to be a little too much for you to handle, you might want to build some raised gardening boxes. Use the wood from your old garage door. Simply cut it into the sizes you need in order to create the sides of your gardening box. The exact size you decide to go with will be completely up to you based on your personal preferences. Just make sure that you are using industrial strength extra long screws in order to hold the sides of your gardening box together, as the weight of the soil that you will add to the box could push the sides apart if they are not properly secured in place.

Custom Shelves For The Walls

Cut your old wooden garage door into the height and width that you desire for the backing of your shelves. Then cut other pieces of the door to serve as the shelves that you will attach to the backing that you first cut. Sand all of the pieces of your old garage door and either paint or stain the wood so matches your decor. Once all of the pieces have thoroughly dried, you will want to attach the shelves to the backing through the use of metal brackets that are easily found online or in your local hardware store. You will then want to securely attach metal hooks to the back of the shelving piece so it can be easily hung on the wall.

Wooden Art Pieces

Whether you want to create your own custom artwork or give this to your kids as a fun project for them to complete, you can use pieces of the wooden garage door as canvases. Simply cut the old garage door into multiple pieces. They can all be the same size or you can mix it up a bit and cut the pieces into a variety of sizes. Wash, dry, and apply a fresh coat of white paint to the garage door pieces. Once the paint has dried, you can use other colorful paints to create a beautiful scene or to create some abstract art. Make sure to allow the paint to thoroughly dry before moving it anywhere.

With just those three interesting ideas in mind, you should have no trouble figuring out what you can do with your old garage door before simply throwing it out. To fix your door, contact a professional like Duncan Door Service Inc.