So I replaced some of the old farmhouse doors in my house with french doors.
That left perfectly wonderful doors sitting around. So I got creative and searched for some good projects using old doors.
First up, I made a coffee table. It is a big table, but looks great with my uber long couch :)
I didn't paint it at all, just left it as is. I would like to get a push plate to cover where the door knob is for looks.
My dad is a trooper and did all the cuts in the actual doors. I did the boards for the bottom. I bought some sofa feet too, to get it up off the floor.
For the first two projects I set up the saw and such in the kitchen...it was a bit messy. For the final one I was able to keep it all on the back porch/laundry room.
My second project required 2 doors, a bookshelf.
One door for the back and one cut in half for the sides! I just used random pieces of press board/wood for the shelves.
It was okay, but I decided it might need some paint. Brenna helped me out and we just did a quick paint. Not very carefully, which kind of gives it a distressed look.
There is some sag in my shelves, which everyone points out. When I get a chance, I'll cut new ones with real wood, but the work for now.
I did both of those right after I moved in, so I could put stuff away.
The final project is a corner shelf out of one door. I had to go buy more 1 x 2 boards and just kept putting it off. But last week, I did it! I used dad's miter box kit and started sawing out those angles.
It went pretty smoothly! I didn't quite manage to get a true 90 degree angle, but it'll do!
Hurray! I am finding that I kind of enjoy cutting things up with a circular saw ;)