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Tips For Reusing Old Wooden Garage Doors

If you have decided that now is the time to replace your old wooden garage doors with something better, you might want to start thinking about what you can do with the old ones. Check out the following tips so you can decide if there is a better option than simply throwing them out with the weekly garbage.

Paintball Targets

Simply cut your wooden garage doors down into various sizes. Go ahead and sand the sides of the wood so you will not have to worry so much about anyone getting a splinter when carrying them around. Once you have sanded down the sides, give the pieces of wood a quick coat of white paint. Then when that coat dries, you can use various colors of paint to create targets on the wood. Sure, after so many hits with a paintball gun, it might be hard to see where the original targets were. However, you can easily paint over all of it with another coat of white paint and start the process all over again.

Flower Garden Plaques

Cut the wooden garage door into sizes that you desire for plaques for your flower garden. Sand the sides of the wood down and give it a fresh coat of paint. If you use white or tan paint for the background, any words or pictures painted on it later will be easier to see from a distance. You can get extra creative by using letter and picture stencils to paint on the design that you desire. These stencils can be found online, at your local department store, and at most craft stores. After you have finished painting your new flower garden plaque and the paint has dried, you will want to add a layer of clear coat protective paint. This will help keep the artwork from fading from the sun or washing away from the rain.

Bedroom Door Signs For Kids

If your child would like his or her name added to their bedroom door, you can use small wood pieces from your old garage door to create bedroom door signs. Make sure that you are attaching a sturdy picture hook hanger on the back of the new sign so it can be easily hung on the door. You can paint these yourself or allow this to be a fun project for the kids to get involved with.

With just those few suggestions in mind, you should have no trouble deciding what to do with your old wooden garage doors. See if professionals like A & J Garage Door Inc have old doors they can sell to you.