How to make a shelf out of repurposed cupboard doors.
I bought these 4 “glassless” cupboard doors at Tickled Pink. The tow on the left were used to make chalkboards.
I had two left that were the same size.
Design Repurposed Cupboard Doors Shelf
I cut some 1x6’s to size.
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Of course, I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes to make the “box”.
Kreg Jig Joinery
I also used the Kreg Jig to make pocket holes to connect the box to the cupboard doors.
Quick Clamps are Helpful
I clamped the doors together to make sure they would not have a gap in between the middle joint. You can see I have the holes pre-loaded with all the pocket hole screws so I can attach the box to the doors.
Shelf Made from Repurposed Cupboard Doors
I used more 1x6’s to make two shelves. (Only one shelf is pictured here because I had to make a run to Home Depot to buy more lumber.
Prepare to Paint
As usual, I made some homemade chalk paint (black) for this project.
Add Bead Board Back to Cupboard
I cut a piece of bead board for the back. I used a Martha Stewart sample pot to paint the bead board. For light coverage, I only did a wash, but it was still too much color to suit me. I was looking for something more subtle.
Light Distressing on the Cupboard Doors
It looked better up close than it does far away. You can tell in this picture that I sanded the repurposed cupboard doors a little and waxed them.
Repurposed Cupboard Doors Shelf can Hang
I added some black to the bead board to tone it down some.
I really like the shape of these doors. I'm wondering why I didn't buy more of them.
It can hang on the wall--
Large Shelf Unit Made from Repurposed Cupboard Doors
--or sit on the floor.
It’s a really nice size and would be great for books, or nick knacks.