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I have been working on this off and on for at least 3 months now. Finally got serious about getting them out of my shop. Amazing how much space (4) 4.5' doors can take up!

Short story is we built a traditional Cottage/Arts and Crafts/Craftsman style home. I wanted to details to be very traditional. To the point that people had to ask if it was a new home or a remodel. One of the big things (to me at least) was carriage style, swing out garage doors. I was floored at what it cost so I decided to make my own. And I saved several thousand dollars too!


Not quite finished but I have them installed and hanging on the hinges!


This is a photo of the door as it opens. 8) I adapted a regular garage door opener to open these doors.

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Very nice ... we just spent a bundle on fake carriage house doors ... they are actually roll up doors. I think they look like fake, roll up carriage house doors, but my wife likes them, and after 31 years of marriage I know better than to say what I think!

Yours, however, look wonderful. Are you going to rig an opener up to them, or keep them traditional?

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Thanks Bob, your advice on loose tenons and how to make do the windows (on another forum) were very helpful. Made what seemed like a hard job easy.

Frank, I came up with some clever door openers. The idea is not original with me but it is still none the less clever.

Here are the details on the doors.


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