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Reclaimed Door Coffee Table

In search of a unique and affordable coffee table, I decided to build my own using reclaimed materials. My father-in-law found a solid wood door, and my father gave me some salvaged walnut from the neighbor's barn that was torn down. Using only a circular saw and a Kreg Jig, we finished the table in record time. We cut off the ends of the table for the legs at 15" tall, leaving 50" for the top. We measured the width and used scrap furring strips for cleats on the legs, then nailed walnut planks into the cleats. With a quick trim piece of walnut on the lip of the shelf, we were done! Our only cost was in screws and nails. Since then we've found several discarded doors on the curb in our town, and have built door tables for friends! For step-by-step instructions visit my post:

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  • Kyle G
    Kyle G Middletown, NJ
    on Jun 20, 2012

    Brooke, this is amazing!! I love that you left the door knob and hinges on. What an awesome coffee table!

  • 3popps
    on Jun 20, 2012

    Kyle, I was going to say the same thing. I love the doorknob on the table. Great work.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 20, 2012

    I've seen some re-purposed coffee table doors, but this takes it to a whole new level! I love the color, too!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR
    on Jun 20, 2012

    yuup! Am likin' it a lot!

  • Pat L
    Pat L
    on Jun 20, 2012

    Great job of repurposing!!

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