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Simple Ideas For That Old Wooden Garage Door

by Sara Cook

If you are having your old garage door replaced, you might wonder just what you should do with the old one. While you may have the option to send it off with the garage door repair contractor, there might be a better option for you. Check out the following suggestions in order to see if there is a project just waiting for you.

Custom Closet Doors

When you decide that you want to build a custom closet that fits all of your personal needs, you might find that there are not many door options that are available on the market to fit that closet. This simply means that you are going to have to create your own closet doors, and this can easily be done by using old wooden garage doors. Simply cut them to size, attach the hinges, brackets, and other hardware that might be needed, and it will be ready to go.

Custom Chalkboards

You can cut your old wooden garage door up into a variety of different shapes and sizes. Once you have made the cuts, make sure that you are sanding the sides of the wood so that no one ends up with a cut or splinter. Then you can paint the entire piece with chalkboard paint. Attach a strong frame hanger on the back of the chalkboard and hang it in your kitchen, den, or kids room.

Custom Artwork

This is something that you can get the entire family involved in. Cut the wood garage door into whatever sizes you would prefer your wall art to be. Cut one for each person in the family so that everyone can have their own piece, or work on all of them together. Either way, grab some paintbrushes, a variety of paint colors, and go to town. Before you know it, you will have several pieces of modern art that can be cherished as a family heirloom for many years to come.

With all of these ideas in mind, it should be easy enough to see that there are many uses for an old wooden garage door. Even if there are parts of the door that are severely damaged, there is bound to be some sections of the door that can still be put to use. So use your imagination and get to work. After all, there is no reason to throw out that door when it can be made into something that is valuable once again.