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Build a Corner Bookcase Using a Door

Want to build a corner bookcase? How about one using an old door? I have created several projects using old doors with my latest being this corner bookcase! It is much easier than you think and is so inexpensive. I used scrap plywood for the shelves, as well as 1x2 lumber ripped from a 1x6 which makes it a whole lot cheaper!
Time: 2 Days Cost: $100 Difficulty: Medium
Before... A solid wood door I purchased at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore! It was already a gorgeous shade of brown and just needed to be sanded.
After cutting and staining... I cut the door in half lengthwise on my table saw (with a helper, of course!) then drilled pocket holes in the back of one piece and put it back together in an "L" shape using pocket hole screws.
When attaching the shelf frame pieces, I like to use spacers that way I can make sure every frame piece is evenly spaced and located correctly!
The completed frames before the shelves were installed...
Here is a closeup of the painted shelves and the small plate (which is actually part of a cast iron hook) I used to cover the hole for the knob.
Success! I built frames for each shelf attaching them with glue and brad nails, then cut and attached the shelves. I painted the shelves and frames with a grey paint in a similar hue to the stain on the door.

To see more: http://designsbystudioc.com/how-to-build-a-corner-bookcase-using-an-old-door/

  • Your Modern Family
    Your Modern Family Mooresville, NC
    on Aug 6, 2013

    Love it! Following you :)

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Aug 6, 2013

    Wow! It looks great, @Cher!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 6, 2013

    What a smart idea!

  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Aug 6, 2013

    Very clever, and another plus would be that they could be custom fit for corners that may not be "square."

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Aug 6, 2013

    Brilliant!! I love this repurpose, Cher!

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