While I call this project a shutter shelf, it is actually made out of a bi-fold door. For me, those are easier to come by at a good price!
Looking for some easy projects, I headed to the shed to check out my stash of bi-fold doors. I grabbed four that seemed to be about the same size. It was actually 2 sets of two. One set was black, the other set white.
Cut bi-fold door in half
I used my compound sliding miter saw to cut the doors in half, yielding 4 tall ones and 4 shorter ones.
Then THIS happened to one of them that came apart and crashed to the ground. I set it aside and went on with what I was doing with the others. I will share the project using the four shorter ones tomorrow.
See what I did with this broken bi-fold door here.
Trim shutter (bi-fold door) on the table saw
Looking at the left and right sides, you can see that the left side is wider. A quick ride through the table saw and all is well.
You can see it only needed a little trimming.
Make small shelves for shutter shelf
I decided to make some shelves for one of the shutters. I used some scrap 1x’s and some pieces that I had ripped off of 2x’s for one reason or another. The idea came from my friend Susan from Homeroad. I was going by memory, and now see that I did mine differently. My suggestion to you would be to leave off the side pieces like Susan did.
I used Gorilla wood glue and my nail gun to attach those little ledges.
Attach small shelf to shutter
I used triangles just like Susan did. Then I attached them with my nail gun and some Gorilla wood glue.
Shutter shelf ready for paint
Here is the shelf all finished, and ready to be painted.
This gives you a better angle of the ledges of the 1×4 shelves. Painting any shutter or bi-fold project is not easy to paint by hand. I painted this while I was painting the portable coffee station and the cabinet door coat racks.
Small black shutter shelf made from a bi-fold door
I quickly popped the shutter shelf up on the wall and added a few knick knacks to it. You can see that there is a little oops still visible on the bottom. It’s half of a hole where the original knob was. After I took these pictures, I took care of that by slicing off the bottom with the miter saw.
It was like Santa’s work shop around here that week. I was fluttering about sawing, building and painting. Be sure to check out my new shutter fireplace screen that I did with the four shorter pieces of bi-fold doors. If you’re looking for an easier shutter shelf, check out this one from Refresh Restyle.