3 Tips For What You Can Do With Your Old Garage Doors

11 March 2016
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If you are having new garage doors installed, you will want to make sure that you are taking a little time to consider some of the things that you can do with your old garage doors. To help you with this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following suggestions.

Headboard For Your Bed

If you happen to be in need of a new headboard for your bed, an old wooden garage door might just be what you have been looking for. You will need to measure the width of your bed and then cut the garage door so that its length will match. You will need to sand down the door and paint or stain it as you would like. Just make sure that once you have the headboard behind the bed, that you are securing it to the wall with extra long industrial screws. This will prevent your new heavy headboard from falling forward on your bed.


You can cut your old metal or wood garage door into shapes and sizes that meet your personal preference. Once you have done that, make sure that you are sanding down the sides of the pieces to avoid getting cut. You can then paint those pieces so that they can later be used as artwork in your home or office. You can paint scenery or abstract designs. You can make these for yourself or use them as gifts for friends and family.

Shed Roof

Your old metal garage door can be used as a roof for a tool or gardening shed. It will easily keep the water out of your shed and will help to protect everything that is within the shed. You will need to measure the top of your shed. However, you will need to cut your new metal roof a little larger than the measurements of the shed itself. This is because you will want the roof to hang over the sides of the shed a little to ensure that water runs off of the roof.

With those few suggestions in mind, you should find that it is a lot easier to make sure that you are getting good use out of our old garage doors, even if you no longer need them for the garage anymore. If you end up with any left over pieces, try to offer them up to friends and family so that none of it goes to waste. To get a replacement for your old garage door, talk to a professional like Mid-South Door Co.