I am building my own three section wood garage door. I can save a few grand this way and get exactly what I want. But, I also want to make sure I do it right. I have a local overhead door company that will provide me with all of the correct hardware if I supply details like weight and size.
I have drawn up construction plans which I think are pretty good. I need some kind souls to either validate my design (with some suggestions for improvements hopefully) or bring me back to earth.
I am using metal cross pieces (1-1/2" square tube) to keep the panels straight. I am not sure if I will use aluminum or galv steel. Depends on suggestions, price and weight.
Edit: I modified my plans based on feedback so far and put up images rather than the PDF. Note: You can right click the images and select Open in New Tab to see them in higher resolution.
I changed the galv flashing to keyed poplar strips. I am using redwood for the bottom because it will be in contact with the driveway. Any reason to use redwood instead of poplar for all of the edging?