I am converting my garage to a woodworking workshop...
I would like some advice/thoughts on replacing the
existing metal up'n'over doors with some normally
hinged hung wooden doors.
Here are some pics of what it looks like today and
what it might look like in the future!!
My main reason for replacing these doors is
I'll spell out my plan and perhaps you can pick it to pieces...
Firstly build a substantial frame... not sure what wood yet
but would be substantial thickness - perhaps 1 1/2 ins thick.
I intend to face this frame with 3/4in plywood - both sides.
Inside this sandwich will be sound/thermal insulation.
Now this is where I'm struggling...
The outside of each door, will be faced with the herringbone
pattern stuff. Probably some sort of T&G or shiplac.
I have a number of questions in my mind...
How do I finish off the edges of the face T&G stuff ?
Could I take it right up to the edge of the door? Or what?
What finish should I be applying? Should I be putting
something on the plywood prior to the external facing?
I'm concerned about the elements getting in the cracks
and causing problems...
Any other advice or thoughts...?
Any thought re seals? Hinges?