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Jay Leno's new Clopay garage doors – Click above to watch video after the jump

No matter where your loyalties lie in the Coco/Leno wars of aught-nine, it's hard to argue with Jay Leno's enthusiasm for all things automotive. The guy is who we would be if money flowed out of our ears and we suddenly developed an unnatural affinity for denim. Usually, when The Tonight Show's prodigal son opens up his garage, we're focusing more on what's on the turntable inside than the actual doors themselves. Not this time.

It looks like Leno has partnered with garage-door manufacturer Clopay to show off the newest addition to his carriage house. The comedian ditched his old doors in favor of new five-layer mahogany units that supposedly offer increased security in a mouth-watering package. The move changes the whole look of the garage.

Clopay's website won't tell you exactly how much each of the company's models cost. It simply rates each unit on a scale from one to five dollar signs. We're guessing Leno's package probably fell well into five-dollar-sign category, even with the plug on Leno's site. Hop the jump to see a video of the new hardware.

[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      They have a show on DIY Network called Garage Mahal and the first hour long episode they had this season was fixing up Jay Leno's garage at his house. They did a real impressive job.

      What wasn't impressive though, is that Bill Goldberg is the host.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see Jay Leno's closet and the entire denim wardrobe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      a fairly boring subject, nice doors but hardly worth the 3 minutes of video - I'd rather have him show us the Mustang stored inside. Or any others that might be behind the 6 other doors. Geesh. But what got me most was Jay's completely unenthusiastic and disengaged participation in the video. He was either sleepy or three sheets to the wind. Not his normal persona. Then again it reflected perfectly the nature of the subject in discussion - time for a nap.
      • 5 Years Ago
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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is news? Really?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Leno is a show off.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well then, maybe Autoblog can cover when Tim Allen gets a new garage door opener remote control, or something.

        Not only that, but this has NBC plastered all over it, as if it is NBC World News Tonight.

        Honestly. This is ridiculous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1.

        Also: "...new five-layer mahogany units that supposedly offer increased security in a mouth-watering package."

        No. No human's mouth has *ever* watered because of a door.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup. Nice doors, but I've seen better on some houses in Potomac, MD, not to mention some over-the-top houses in Miami. The ones with the granite/marble driveways!!!

        Me, I like Jerusalem limestone on my garage floors. It's a bee-atch to keep sealed though. Next time I'll just use black and white 2-foot squares.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought ABC has "World News Tonight".
      • 5 Years Ago
      cool doors. I need those. Probably hella expensive.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @katshot

        You do realize that those doors open like French doors do, right? There is more than 1 kind of garage door.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Elmo, watch the video, they don't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @TigerMil:
        My guess is your estimate is way off. The Clopay rep never directly answered Jays question about how thick the doors are because if she did, you wouldn't be so impressed. My guess is the mahogany is simply a veneer similar to a laminate floor product. If the doors were solid mahogany "thick as your front door" like Jay mentioned, the doors would be WAY too heavy for a garage door application.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jay's not stupid...he probably got a good deal from Clopay.
        I'd guess maybe $10-20K per (double) door but it could be done quite a bit less expensive if you built the panels yourself. Mahogany goes for anywhere from $4-30 per board foot so a 20 ftX10ftx1" door is 200X board foot cost or maybe $6K max per door using Indian (most expensive?) materials plus labor. No one is going to use 1" thick mahogany, I'd probably laminate it using 13/16" to start, lots of biscuits, etc. BTW...that stuff is heavy....need a BF door opener! That 3/4 hp Sears is nice...
        Me, I'd rather use ipe..it's pretty heavy but you wouldn't need one inch thick!
        Mahogany has a nice intrinsic shine to it, however.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow really what a waste...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just bought a Clopay door myself and though it's on the cheaper end of the scale, it's so much better than the POS there before it. Jay's doors are nice, but I'd never get fake doors. I don't find things that look like they're supposed to function one way, yet function another to be "neat."
      • 5 Years Ago
      He had a good point about the importance of car doors being sturdy. If I had endless money to waste on automotive enthusiasm I'd go further. I'd get doors impact resistant to a bump or ding with the odd chance that someone bumped their car into them.

      And this comment is as useless as this update.
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