Monday, December 8, 2008

Best doors ever.

Or, you know...Best Garage Doors This Sad Little Shack Has Ever Seen.

The kiddo and I scraped, sanded and primed the new barn-style garage doors. Actually, I wet scraped and then quickly sanded with my super duper respirator on, just in case the paint was lead-based. Then the kiddo helped me prime. Next weekend? Real paint.

When we were through, I was a little disappointed that they didn't look brand-spanking new. But the more I looked at the doors, the more I decided that this was a good thing; they look like they've always been there, and at least half of them always have. I would much rather save much of the wood and a little money than spend more and waste material on doors that would look a suspiciously good for their location.

They are sturdy and functional and not an eyesore. And really, that's all that matters.

4 comments:

Karen in Wichita said...

Our garage is a fairly modern kit; dunno where the original shed was or when it was torn down. But the roll-up garage door's springs are binding up and need fixed, or the whole door (which was probably amateur-installed) needs re-hung.

I'd *so* love to replace it with nifty barn-ish doors like yours, though of course we don't have any old wood to salvage for them. Other than keeping an eye out for any neighbors foolish enough to knock down *their* nifty old sheds, I suppose.

Todd said...

Nice job. Doors like that are a dying breed! I've enjoyed reading parts of your blog. Let me know if you ever want to swap links.

Green Fairy said...

Well done! They look great.

Sandy said...

I love doors like that! Looks great!