Repurposed door projects are a fun and functional option to make new furniture pieces.
How to repurpose a vintage wooden door
Add sides to reclaimed door bookshelf
Since I didn't have picket fence pieces, I opted for these small screened pieces.
Clamps are helpful when working alone
Pocket holes make connecting small doors easy
I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes for joining the cupboard doors to the old door. Being very portable, this jig is really handy for all sorts of projects.
Need more details on using a Kreg Jig? See my article How to use a Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System
How to add shelves to repurposed door project
I notched out the shelves with a jigsaw to compensate for the mesh screen. You can see the pocket holes are located where the shelf connects to the small cupboard door.
Prepare repurposed furniture project for painting
Luckily I had some paint that was very near the same color as the door.
I really love the new color. In fact I love everything about the repurposed door bookshelf.
Dry brush furniture projects
I used a light cream colored paint to do a dry brush effect. This was done to give the project some definition.
I felt like it needed a little something where the small doors meet the large door. What do you think?
Add finishing touches to repurposed door nightstand
I added the finishing touches . . . door latch, door knob, and brackets in the corner.