If you’re lucky enough to have a garage door made from solid wood, strip the paint and hang the panels. This unique artwork complements a rustic interior and makes for an interesting story to share with visitors.
Using two of the middle sections from a salvaged garage door—the better of the two for the top, the other cut into supports, Kim at Reposture created a distinctive outdoor bench for her backyard. Dressed with loose cushions it serves up even more style and comfort.
Remove the centers of a garage door's panels to fashion a framing system for an artwork series. You could even add clips to create an easily updated message center for your family.
Unlike many of the other projects shown here, this one—creating a funky curio cabinet—requires some de- and reconstructing. If your door doesn’t have glass panels, remove sections and use chicken wire to create an airy display case like this one.
If improperly assembled and secured, this recycled garage door privacy screen could be a little risky. But if the door has enough visual appeal and you have the structural know-how, this is a great idea for a patio or backyard. We recommend pairing a worn garage door with overgrown plant life for a shabby-chic look.
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Even if you've got your heart set on hardwood flooring, it's worth considering the alternatives. Sometimes, materials that only look like wood can be just as good as—or even better than—the real thing. Explore your options now!