As your new doors are being installed, you are faced with the question of what to do with your old ones. Before you discard them, consider transforming the doors you replaced into something entirely new. Even if you think you are not handy, there are plenty of simple new uses for old doors that do not require complicated carpentry skills. Here are some of our favorites:
Tables. Tables are the first thing people think of when looking to repurpose a door. The most common is the coffee table. This truly unique piece of furniture provides interest to any room. If there is a lot of trim or too much detail for things to lie flat, you simply purchase a piece of tempered glass to cover it. The glass also preserves your new creation, while eliminating the need for coasters and any concerns about spills or stains. Other possibilities are end tables, kitchen tables, or outdoor tables.
Headboards and wall decorations. The simplest project is to use your old door as a headboard or decorative wall piece. It merely requires removing any unnecessary hardware and screwing the door to the wall. Remember simplicity is not synonymous with boring. It may be easy but is also a stunning way to freshen up a room.
Benches and swings. Benches and swings involve more complicated carpentry, but armed with a clear vision and an online DIY guide, the bench or swing you build may become the most used and favorite piece of furniture in your home.
Bookshelves. Bookshelves are the most exquisite and complex item to build from old doors. Do not let that scare you, however, from tackling this project. As long as you have patience and work with precision, the bookshelf will be as sturdy as it is beautiful and a conversation piece for years to come.
These are just some ideas of how to repurpose your old doors. The possibilities truly are endless. So, before you drag them to the curbside, let your imagination run wild and create a lovely and meaningful new item for your home.