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Uses for Old Doors

I took an old closet door and a stack of plates which didn't sell at my yard sale and turned it all into a usable coffee table.

Approximate Time: One Saturday

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Instructions:

  1. Remove the hardware from the door and scrape as much paint off as you can.

  2. Give a quick, light sanding to keep all the dings and scratches in the wood.

  3. Measure the door to desired table length, mark, and cut off the ends, to use as legs.

  4. Break your stack of old plates into pieces and glue them on (as a mosaic).

  5. Cover the area with grout and once dried, sponge on some white acyrlic paint over the entire area. A damp cloth removes the excess paint from the plate pieces.

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  7. Use the brackets to attach the legs on underneath and then cover the entire door with a polycrylic gloss finish.

By Tracy from Matheson, ON

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When I see a door that someone is discarding, I haul it home and set it up my back yard. I usually hook them between a couple of trees with bungee cords.

Door hanging between trees in the garden.

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I am swapping a smaller craft room for the living/dining room in my apartment. The living room will be in the bedroom, and I am about half done with "The Great Swap of 2011"!

An old door on a file cabinet to use as a desk.

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I had an old door so I padded and covered it made head broad for a king size bed.

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