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GARAGE DOOR
sa   GARAGE DOOR INSULATION & WEATHERSTRIPPING
sa   GARAGE DOOR OPENER
xx   DOOR
xx   GARAGE

Some suggestions for glamorizing your garage door.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 56

How to adjust your garage door, both extension and torsion spring types.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1971 (v.49#4) pg. 56

Coach house classic. Build a classic-style garage door with multiple glass panes at the top and herringbone frame-and-panels at the bottom which looks like it swings open, but actually is a standard lift-style (overhead) door.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 51

Garage doors. The ins and outs of replacing or fixing an overhead garage door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1981 (v.4#8) pg. 47
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1981 (v.4#11) pg. 4

Build an elegant frame-and-panel overhead wooden garage door from cedar. Est. cost: $350.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1985 (v.8#12) pg. 57

Step-by-step instructions for installing an insulated steel sectional garage door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 56

Into the garage. Shopping for a replacement garage door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1989 (v.12#8) pg. 54

Replacing a damaged panel in a common roll-up variety garage door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 64

How to install a sectional, overhead garage door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 56

How to maintain doors so that they work smoothly and close tightly. Four types are covered: front and back doors, combination storm/screen doors, porch screen doors and overhead garage doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #130 Oct 1971 (v.21#8) pg. 50

How to repair old, splintered or warped panels in a sectional overhead wooden garage door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #146 Aug 1973 (v.23#6) pg. 58

Give your garage a new look. Installation of home-built bi-fold doors and a brick veneered entry with an arch top. Est. cost: $1000 for a two door garage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 40

Tips on cleaning and lubricating garage door hardware.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 76

Tip: Give added protection to your garage door by painting the bottom edge and installing sufficient weatherstripping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 79

How to install a new overhead garage door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 73

Tip: Replacing weatherstrips on bottom of garage doors at regular intervals.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 54

Repairing your overhead garage door. Includes instructions on replacing extension springs and cables.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 58

Garage door screens. Build these lightweight, removable frames covered with screening for your garage door opening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #297 Apr 1989 (v.39#4) pg. 82

How to extend the life of a multi-panel wood garage door with caulk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 29

How to remove and install a sectional roll-up style overhead garage door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 54

Replacing a broken garage door extension spring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 56

Garage door tune-up. Three common problems and how to fix them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 26

Wordless Workshop suggests how to make removable screen doors for an open garage door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 62

Installing a steel garage door. Tips, hints and things the instruction manuals don't tell you.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #403 Nov 1999 (v.49#10) pg. 97

Chinese architectural earthenware tiles are used as vents in door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 67

Tip: Install a safety cable on garage doors with springs that stretch. This will keep breaking springs from doing injury or property damage.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 16

Tip on replacing a damaged panel in a frame-and-panel garage door.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 28

Framing for garage doors. Both wood and steel beam options are explored.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 57
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 6

Overhead garage doors. An overview of the various styles and materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 76

How to install an overhead garage door.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 34

How to give a face lift to an old garage door.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 58

Unique ways to decorate garage doors.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 56

Easy steps to garage door maintenance.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 89

Tips on repairing breaks in garage door springs.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 94

Replacing a damaged panel in a wooden frame-and-panel style overhead garage door.
HOME MECHANIX #700 Aug 1986 (v.82) pg. 30

How to safely tension garage door springs. A tip.
HOME MECHANIX #711 Jul 1987 (v.83) pg. 84

Replacing a damaged section of an overhead (rollup) garage door.
HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 31

Keeping burglars out of the garage. How to reinforce a garage entry door and lock an overhead garage door.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 17

Buying a replacement garage door. Advice on quality, styles, materials and prices.
HOME MECHANIX #794 Apr 1995 (v.91) pg. 75

Tip: Use a length of garden hose to close the gap at the bottom of an overhead garage door.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1985 (v.10#9) pg. 28

How to restore the rusted bottom edge of a metal garage door.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.11#7) pg. 64

How to check garage door seals for leaks and install a new seal.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 84

Garage door serves as a patio awning.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #416 Jan 1963 (v.59) pg. 116

Installing replacement fiberglass or aluminum overhead garage doors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 79

Tip: How to padlock an overhead garage door so that it cannot be opened by someone breaking the glass and reaching through to the inside handle.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #587 Apr 1977 (v.73) pg. 173

Tattletale indicator light inside your house shows that a garage door has been left open.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #608 Jan 1979 (v.75) pg. 76

How to build and install insulated storm doors for your garage door opening. These 3-section folding doors are installed in addition to your existing overhead door.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #644 Jan 1982 (v.78) pg. 92

How to adjust and lubricate overhead garage doors (the type equipped with extension springs) to make them work easier.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 19

Adjusting overhead-type garage doors so they open and close properly and easily.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1969 (v.131#1) pg. 168

Build a screened door for your garage door.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 160

How to fix a garage door and door frame which have been bumped by a car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1978 (v.150#2) pg. 102

Electric garage door lock requires you to set each of four (or more) rotary switches to the correct position before trying to raise the door.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 132

Make double panes and panels to insulate garage doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 158

Tip: Install a hinged safety block to prevent accidential closing of an overhead garage door.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1982 (v.157#4) pg. 22

How to repair (clean, lubricate and adjust) an overhead garage door.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 125
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 10

Tip on installing a garage door-spring restraining cable.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1992 (v.169#5) pg. 62

How to install a replacement sectional overhead garage door.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1996 (v.173#5) pg. 93

Hinged strip on bottom of garage doors allows them to swing open when snow is deep.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1965 (v.187#4) pg. 153

Switch mechanism turns on a light whenever garage door is closed but not locked.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 142

Rubber ball on string, attached to overhead garage door, is adjusted to touch the windshield of car when it is far enough in to allow door to close.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 144

Covering the joints of overhead doors with plastic webbing material will help prevent pinched fingers when the door is lowered into place.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1974 (v.205#2) pg. 116

The art of weatherproofing your house with weatherstripping. Part 2. Windows, storm windows and garage doors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1978 (v.213#5) pg. 96

Build a garage or carport door of 2x2s and 2x4s and cover it with corrugated fiberglass reinforced plastic panels. Provides both protection and a lot of light.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 112

Large, heavy garage-size doors blend into the exterior and interior of a house or cabin. They are built with heavy framing and require special heavy-duty hinges like the pipe-hinges described here.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 150

How to replace springs on a pivot-arm garage door.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1984 (v.225#5) pg. 124

Six lubrication steps to keep garage doors operating smoothly.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1987 (v.230#4) pg. 84

LED bar-graph display. Eight simple electronic gadgets include garage door position indicator.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1979 (v.50#10) pg. 93

Retrofitting modern springs to a 1930's pivoting garage door.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 23

Disappearing walls. How to utilize overhead garage doors with glass inserts as roll-up walls.
SUNSET Nov 1981 (v.167#5) pg. 108

Tips on covering (refacing) your garage doors to match the rest of your house.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 120

Tip shows how to realign the locking bars on a garage door.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 32

Installing fiberglass screens for your garage doors that roll up like window shades.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 58

Electric locking device for a garage door. Solenoid-activated deadbolt automatically opens when automatic garage door opener is activated. May also be used with manually operated doors.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 46

How to install replacement insulated garage doors to improve the energy efficiency of your house.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 4

Tip: Install a switch and neon lamp to tell you when the garage door is left open.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 109

Tip: Build this locking device for single piece garage doors.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 9

How to build replacement sections for sectional overhead garage doors from stock 2x6 lumber and hardboard.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 88

Selecting and installing a replacement overhead garage door.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1993 (v.49#3) pg. 54

Tip on using an upside-down section of gutter to protect an exposed garage door frame from weather damage.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 70