Are you finally to the point where you have to replace your old garage doors? If so, then you might want to take a few moments to consider all of the things that you can do with the old doors. Instead of just sending them off with the garage door technician to be destroyed, you can put them to good use around your home.

Custom Headboard

An older wooden garage door works great for this, as it will have plenty of strength and can be painted or stained in any way that you would like. All you need to do is to take a measurement of the width of your bed. This is to ensure that you are not cutting the width of the new headboard too short. You can then cut the height of it according to your personal preference. Just make sure that you are securing your new headboard to the wall behind your bed by screwing extra-long screws into the wall studs.

Storage Shed Roof

Old metal garage doors are perfect for small shed roofs. All you need to do is to cut the door down so that it fits, but will still hang over the sides of the shed. This will ensure that water will fall onto the ground – far enough away from the sides of the shed in order to prevent water damaged wood.

Photo Frames

While you can do this with any type of garage door, many people find that working with wood doors for this project is a lot easier. Simply cut your wooden garage door down into pieces that are easy to work with and that will fit nicely on the walls in your home. Sand down the sides so that there are no more rough spots. Paint or stain the wood and once it is dry, you can add photo corner holders. These can be found in just about any craft or scrap booking store. This way, you can change out your photos as you see fit, without having to worry about damaging the photos themselves.

As you can see, as long as you are willing to do a little work and get creative, there are a lot of ways you can put those old garage doors to good use. All you will have to worry about disposing is the scrap pieces of the door that were not used in one of your many projects. For more information about taking care of your garage door, contact companies like Garbers Of Richmond Inc.