How to Hide a Garage Door?

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Old 01-04-09, 01:32 AM
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How to Hide a Garage Door?

Here's the result I am trying to figure out -
I need to put a double door entry way into a 9x7 garage door opening. I will only be using both entry doors to get things in and out of the building a few times per year. I have been scouring the internet for hours tonight trying to find a set of double doors that could "double" as a garage door when needed.

If you're curious, here's why: I am constructing a cabin on a lake lot that I plan to turn into a 3 car garage once I build my real home (20 years from now). I am going to be building a menards 3 car garage and will completely retrofit the inside and put windows into the other 2 garage openings. However, for the center opening, I want the option to utilize it as a garage in the winter time without putting a garage door in it. I cannot use a garage door or else it would violate the covenants....

There has got to be an easy way to mock up two wide and tall doors that can be used as an entry way and double as a garage opening when needed - any ideas???
 
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Old 01-04-09, 05:01 AM
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Single doors that fit into a garage door used to be common, but I have never seen a double door. And I have not even seen single doors in a long time.
 
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Old 01-04-09, 05:34 AM
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Good morning,
Commercial doors, like banquet room doors, are often available wider and taller and as double doors.

If you are clever, you could construct a single door that closes against a 4' hinged partition that is normally pinned in place. Pull the top and bottom pins and swing it out of the way when needed.

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Old 01-05-09, 03:08 PM
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Sounds like you might want to look into using barn door style hardware. Richards Wilcox (Richards-Wilcox) has a variety of this type of hardware to suit many applications. Sounds like some of this sliding hardware might suit you. Im not 100% sure on what you are looking for but this is an avenue to try out.

You can also get a mandoor built into an overhead door. I know this can be done with the commercial insulated overhead door. I know this can be done with the Garaga G5000 series door, and can be factory ordered. Im not sure though if the minimum size that can be ordered is larger then 9x7. But another option for ya.

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Old 01-05-09, 09:02 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.

The basic idea is to disguise this garage I plan to build as a house. The banquet hall style door is a great idea. I did find one example after searching on the internet - this guy in englad built a 14 car garage diguised as a house because his building codes would not allow a 14 car garage. He utilized what looks to be a pair of 4'x8' french doors to get his vehicles in and out of the house. I'm sure the french door idea would be quite expensive.

Since the idea of the banquet door was brought up, I have tried to search for them as well - looks like all that is out there are steel banquet doors. I would like to find something more discrete than that.
 
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Old 01-05-09, 09:20 PM
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Here is a link that might generate some ideas

Specialty Bi-Fold Doors, Designer Bifold Doors and Garage Doors

Bud
 
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