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Monday, June 8, 2009

Garage Door Redo

 Garage B4b Garage Door Redo 002

Garage Door Redo 001 This 1750’s center chimney cape was moved to our property from the center of town and converted into a 2 car garage. Unfortunately, it had those ugly modern overhead doors.  Although they can be very practical they are not very attractive to look at.  One day in a casual conversation with a friend we mentioned that we were not happy with the look of the doors as they did not fit with the period of our home.    It just so happened that he knew of an old barn that was being torn down where we could salvage 150 year old boards.  We jumped at the chance!  A few weeks later, out with the old and in with the . . . well “old.”  The doors now complement the weathered red shingles and a simple redo makes a world of difference.  We smile every time we drive up to it.

Strap Hinges & Hardware used for doors available from Williamsburg Blacksmith in Williamsburg, MA.  Visit their website at