Printer Friendly

Facelift for a narrow one-car garage.

Adding the illusion of breadth to a narrow one-car garage took simple additions to its front and side.

At the front, a sturdy trellis spans the width of the driveway, running from a pair of posts near one corner of the garage to the top of a brick wall on the property line. The 4-by-10 beams and notched 3-by-6 joists combine to mask the level a slightly settled garage door opening. For a softer, more finished look, the edges of these wooden members were beveled.

To the side of the garage, two baffle gates--a pair of offset doors--block views down the side of the house while still allowing direct access. The gates look fixed but can swing open to allow passage of wide loads.

Mounted to posts and walls with long strap hinges, the staggered gates are 4 feet apart; one stands at the end of the brick wall, the other against the side of the garage. Because wooden posts could rot in Seattle's damp climate, a thick-walled galvanized pipe was set into the ground, then flanked by 2-by-4 posts.

Landscape architect Robert Chittock designed the trellis and gates for homeowner Richard Takaki.
COPYRIGHT 1985 Sunset Publishing Corp.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1985 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Sunset
Date:Dec 1, 1985
Words:193
Previous Article:Stocking stuffers you can buy with one quick stop.
Next Article:Almost all they did was take out walls.
Topics:


Related Articles
Grand relandscape made room for turnaround and parking.
Side-wall storage in narrow garage.
Wake-ups for walls.
Bus stops are a real menace.
QUENTIN WILLSON MOTORING COLUMN: BMW HAIRCUT TRIMS OFF 17k MILES; HELP! YOU ASK ME All the answers to your tricky car problems.
Garages 'too small for cars'.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters