In summer of 2017, I finally got to demo my "cardboard garage" that was built in the 1980s. The roof was rotted, caving in, and the whole thing was falling apart. Back in 2012, I had disassembled a historic garage garage that was about to be demolished. I took all the dutch lap siding, carriage doors, lumber, and window from it. My plan was to use the siding, carriage doors, window and side door on my garage, upgrading from the cardboard siding. When I started taking measurements, I realized the entire walls of my garage, not just the door opening, were way too short for the carriage doors. I really wanted these carriage doors. So long story short, I built an entire new garage to fit the carriage doors. I also had enough slate leftover to re-roof the garage, which needed it, but the structure could not support slate. Studs were on 24" centers. It was literally the cheapest garage you could possibly build. It didn't even have a side door, let alone any windows. S
The restoration of a 1914 American Foursquare.