Repurposed Bi-fold Doors
two bi-fold wood doors that I picked up at the Restore.
Pocket Hole Joinery
I attached a 1 x 4 to the bottom front in the same way.
Attach The Back of the Bookcase
The shelves I made by gluing and clamping together 1 x pine boards. I had to notch out the back corner of each shelf with my jig saw. The shelves were all secured to the bookcase with glue and nails.
Secure Shelves for Bi-fold Doors Bookcase
Add Trim to Bookcase
Because of the way the bi-fold doors are designed there was a gap between the crown and the middle part of the top of the door. I filled it by gluing and nailing a ¼" dowel to the door. Don't you think it ties in with the bead of the bead board?
It's Time to Paint the Bi-Fold Door Bookcase
Salvaged Door into Dining Room Banquette
Thanks for reading!
Mimi-you know I love a great door repurpose! I’m also a fan of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore! Love this bookcase, the color is perfect!
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Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
bi-fold doors are easy to manage and use, Aluminium bi-fold doors is good option for use. this is nice blog..!
I know this is a couple of years old and hope you see me question. Are the doors you used solid core or hollow core? Thanks! Love this project!
I believe that this project (not mine) was a solid door. However I have done this project https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2010/06/door-repurposed-into-blanket-chest.html with a hollow core door, using scraps of lumber to fill the gaps to strengthen the door.
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this looks wonderful! great job!
Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic
Mimi, I love this repurpose! Great job. Now I know what to do with the leftover bifolds I took out of my son's laundry room.
Congrats on the guest post!
Stephanie @ Henry Happened
it looks amazing, and fairly easy to be made by someone very handy 🙂
Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams
I actually have a couple of these lying around but Im sure they are not real wood. Do you think it would work Mimi? Great tut Mimi, you rock lady!
Full Circle Creations
Love it! Great job Mimi!
I Play Outside The Box
Fantastic re-purpose!!! I love to go to our local ReStore...I look at all the goodies there and always think to myself..."wonder what Gail could do with something like that". It wasn't long ago that I saw folding door similar to what you found...but what you done with yours sure didn't flow through my brain....women like you and Gail just amaze me!! Thanks for sharing Mimi!!
Green Willow Pond
Gorgeous transformation Mimi! I love the finish too.
That's a great looking shelf! Great tutorial, too. Thanks, Mimi!
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
oh i love it... I follow your blog too and Im a big fan. Uhhmmm.. you know if you and Gail could get together and invite a bunch of us over for a class/fun/build something day that would be great..LOL.
Love this fancy-pants book case! If know one told me I would have never of known this was once bi-fold door! love it!
Very clever idea and you are handy for doing this! Enjoy it now.
✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life
Beautiful! It's a great transformation.
A guest post! Yay! This is such a terrific recycling idea and beautiful furniture to-boot. I haven't mastered my husband's router yet, and if I can find some thrifty doors, this is a great project on which to learn.
You need to offer lessons... Love your stuff Mimi!