It can be cumbersome to dispose of an old garage door, and it isn’t always necessary. There are plenty of cool ways to recycle the frame, structure, and material for functional and decorative uses in your home. We’ve compiled a few ideas.
The richness and decorative quality of wood
Wood doors are hearty, heavy and often contain decorative elements. They can be stripped, refinished and repainted for a range of “looks and feels.”
Furniture. From tables, headboards, and benches, the sturdiness of panels makes them a flexible option for indoor and outdoor furniture.
Artwork. The horizontal and rectangular shape of door panels are ideal for the space above a living room couch or to cover a long space on a wall.
Walls and decorative screens. Remove the panels and hinge them together to screen things out of your oasis. The physical barrier gives you a sound and visual buffer, whether used inside or outside.
Vanity frame. Give a dresser or even a wall a background with character–embellishments, shelves, and mirrors can be added to garage doors to create a statement piece.
A touch of glass
Glass adds light, drama and draws the outside in. Create a “wow” factor by adapting glass doors as:
Interior doors. Open a room and make living space look bigger with a glass garage door. It can offer privacy without sacrificing visibility.
Windows. Getting air is as easy as lifting a glass garage door when used as an outside window.
Cabinets. Glass panels can be removed and placed in wood frames to create a charming cabinet.
Strong as steel
Steel stands up to the elements and weight. Consider using steel door material for:
Shelving. Heavy objects, like books and plants, are easy to contain and display supported by steel panels.
Benches and other furniture. You’ll want cushions because steel isn’t cozy, but it can create a modern furniture fixture, like a bench, desktop or table.
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