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Garage door project discussion

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Hudson1984, 27 Sep 2019.

  1. Hudson1984


    24 Oct 2018
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    Hi all,

    i'm after some assistance and advice.

    Currently my garage door is your normal up and over jobby and it's AWFUL! the gap isn't 100% square, floor is slightly out so the standard door doesn't seem to really fit (almost 1/2" gap in places)

    So it needs to go.

    We're not intending to put a car in the garage (which is lucky as if you look at my other thread you'll see that I've put a partition wall in) so I don't need to maximise width, but I do need to be able to get the motorbike in and out.

    I was thinking of making a 1/3 2/3 split door, side hinged so I can access the garage easily via the 1/3 (2/3 after a pizza ;) ) and when I want to use the bike I can open the 2/3 part too.

    I'm not even fussed if there's a bar down the middle to make things more secure - like below.
    Now I won't have windows, and the threshold would be an issue if I did this completely as per the picture, but it's similar to what i'm after.

    I need to put a gutter in the bottom too as water does come in about 2' if it's really chucking it down - which isn't a huge issue as I've solid floor tiles in that area which keeps everything off the ground anyway but if I can stop it I may as well try.

    Equally I'd probably have the doors open out rather than in - just to maximise space in the garage.

    We are looking to extend the house long term, which would mean a wider garage but that's years off so I want something that'll do the job for the next 5-10 years
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  3. foxhole


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