J’s latest repurposed table project started one day when I backed out of my driveway, drove to the stop sign and saw that our neighbor had put an old exterior door out on the curb for the trash men to pick up. Our neighbor is a landlord to several older homes, and according to his wife their basement is filled with even more scrap wood than ours!
The door was AWESOME. It was completely unpainted so it was well weathered but it was solid wood, so it wasn’t completely falling apart. And he was just going to toss it out!
But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so I squealed tires making a U-turn into their driveway to ask if we could have the door instead of throwing it away. Neighbor wholeheartedly agreed, and even offered to drop it off outside our garage for us since it was so heavy! SCORE! I called J and told him he might have a new project to work on, and he was excited to accept the challenge.
Three days went by and we never saw the door again.
I was getting a little worried that he had forgotten about us when one afternoon the doorbell rang and there was our neighbor delivering The Door of Weathered Wonderfulness.
J got to sawing and screwing and spackling and the result was outstanding!
Without further ado, here it is in all of it’s KICK BUTT COOLNESS:
The top of the table was the bottom of the door. He sawed it in half, built a frame for it with legs, painted the outside pieces and assembled it all back together.
Now here is my favorite part. He had some copper piping left over from our back porch makeover curtain project, so he used it to make a nice little accent bar underneath the table.
Doesn’t that look incredible?!? I love how it really makes the table unique.
Great job babe! I’m in love with this table. Now I need to figure out a place to put it before he sells it at a craft show right out from underneath me. This thing is truly one of a kind.
I found the perfect spot for it:
Happy New Year everyone!!
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Steph@ madas place says
Oh wow! That’s a beautiful piece!
One Pork Chop says
WHOA! I am SO impressed! Fabulous job, J! And good find, Beth!
The Van Ordens says
Beautiful! What amazing work!
Cha Cha says
Serious kick butt coolness. I love this, I hope hubby will let me use the tools again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Awesome! Copper pipe was such a great idea- love details like that!
Allison aka Half of VAMH says
Dang J! Fabulousness!
Treasia Stepp says
Wow, that is so pretty. Totally wonderful idea.
That looks sooo awesome! How talented are the two of you. You guys make a great team 🙂
Wow! Totally gorgeous!
great job! looks perfect!
[email protected] says
I love it! Good save!
Twice Remembered says
Love, love, love it! It’s gorgeous! I’m so going to tweet about this right now!
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Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy says
Thanks SO much everyone!! Special thanks to Kim for tweeting this! I feel the love!
Was doing a google search to get ideas for a recycled door coffee table and found this- love the way it came out! Working on repurposing a Katrina damaged door into a coffee table. Thanks for the inspiration!
this was a really great idea and it turned out beautifully! Also, I want you to know that I looked at the picture of your room and immediately moved my furniture around. I have only lived in my house for 7 months and have been experimenting heavily with furniture placement in the living room. Looks great!
allenaim photography and design says
Love this!!! love the copper and the paneled door…you’ve got mty brain wheels turning about some old doors marked for trash….
Wow, that is really cool!
I like the idea of using doors/windows as furniture or art. A coffee shop near me has a painted door just hanging on the wall. Very cool.
Love your table.
I’m trying to do something similar myself, how did he attach the legs to the door?