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Dress Up a Garage Door with Insulated Carriage Doors

These custom doors add energy efficiency and style

One of the first tasks at FHB's Project House was to create a shop so that there would be an appropriate place to work. The garage provided the perfect location for a shop, but the old garage door needed to be replaced. Hence, a new garage door became an early Project House project. FHB editors decided to replace an overhead door with a stylish pair of insulated, energy-efficient carriage doors. The doors are built with materials commonly found at a local lumberyard, including TimberStrand LSL studs, birch plywood, meranti, CDX plywood, and polyiso rigid foam. The glazing came from bargain-bin insulated double-glazed units that were disassembled for their glass.

Online Extra:  A Unique Way To Build Carriage-House Style Garage Doors

From Fine Homebuilding226 , pp. 48-51