Stephanie Volkert
Stephanie Volkert
  • Hometalker
  • Puyallup, WA
Asked on Apr 22, 2014

What could be done with these doors?

Naush SamamaStephanie VolkertLinda
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They've been at my work (construction company) for years. I can't envision a use for them. Can you? We hate to throw anything out here (we must have 30 doors back there).
q what could be done with these doors, diy, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
26 answers
  • Lori J
    on Apr 22, 2014

    I pinned a bathroom remodel idea that used an old french door as the outside wall of a walk-in shower. Found the idea intriguing as our bathroom is very small and the only window above a useless (really useless) tub. Used another door as the back to my potting shed. Have seen them used for headboards. Frenchies hung parallel to the ground make interesting photo displays.

  • Moxie
    on Apr 22, 2014

    I wish I lived closer...I would come get them!! You could sell them on Craig's list; I would build a greenhouse with them or use them in creative decor. You would be surprised how many people would want doors.

  • I just saw a picture of an idea a leaning shelf made from a door https://www.facebook.com/ChaoticallyCreative/posts/861713600510810?stream_ref=10

  • Stephanie Volkert
    on Apr 22, 2014

    A bit more info: These aren't French doors. These are very heavy, very tall business-type doors. I had thought about using them to build a greenhouse, also using them to make a big doghouse. They're just soooo heavy though, it would take two strong men to move one.

  • Michelle Hamill
    on Apr 22, 2014

    table top? fence? garden gate? arbor? privacy screen? bed frame?

  • Julie J
    on Apr 23, 2014

    Pantry door(s), wine room, Island top, Table top, mount as sliding doors on barn hardware or sell them. They're really nice!

  • Miss M
    on Apr 23, 2014

    I have a greenhouse made from old windows. I think that one made from these old doors would be even better. You could also get some glass paint and create a work of art to go outside in your gardens. I have done this with windows as well. I would LOVE to get my hands on a couple of these.

  • Jan P
    on Apr 23, 2014

    I have used mine for Trellis in my flower garden. I removed glass & drilled holes for re-bar on bottom to insert in ground. Currently have Clematis planted in front , which can intertwine between the empty window opening.

  • remove the push handles, install "barn door hardware" and you have a rolling door between rooms ..... https://www.google.com/search?q=barn+door+hardware+kit&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

  • Heather McManaway
    on Apr 23, 2014

    @Stephanie Volkert I just took a Old Door and after I took the hardware off and stained it I spent $17 at Lowe's on one track Closet/Screen sliding door kit. I set the track along the wall and hung the door "Barn Door" style. Just a Idea for you!

  • Valerie
    on Apr 23, 2014

    I am fascinated by the projects made by fellow Hometalk contributors, especially when using old windows, doors and shutters. I have put together a whole lot of clips - have a look at my board 'Old doors, windows and shutters' for some great ideas (unfortunately none of them are mine!)

  • JL Stanley
    on Apr 24, 2014

    if I had access to one I would definitely take whatever part of it (half or 3/4) whatever and make a pretty table ~ I WOULD have to paint it a bright color in the room I am doing so it would not fade into the other items in the room :D ...then place a piece of glass on that.! Some people have more space than others!! I would LOVE to have space for a full door with glass on the top and if possible some space between the glass and bottom of the door to place small collectables! Wishing you the best of luck!

  • They could be made into pocket french doors. If I lived nearby, I would snatch them up from you in a heartbeat. :)

  • Lisa Burmaster
    on Apr 24, 2014

    As a headboard.

  • Lu Cee
    on Apr 24, 2014

    Paint the windows chalkboard black.The door the color of the theme of a restaurant and walla a specials door next to the hostess desk.

  • Robyn L
    on Apr 24, 2014

    You could build a fence and insert punched aluminum panels in place of the glass or you could hinge three doors together and use as room dividers.

  • Laura Dixon
    on Apr 24, 2014

    I have windows quite similar and I am going to paint them in a antique white and place chicken wire into the frame, then place my grape vines infront of them.

  • Polly Zieper
    on Apr 25, 2014

    I've seen posts here where people use doors as headboards for full-sized or queen beds and as tabletops

  • Donna H
    on Apr 25, 2014

    Make a table or a desk.

  • Dianna Wood
    on Apr 25, 2014

    Love all the ideas that have been shared, Here's a few pics to inspire!

    q what could be done with these doors, diy, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projectsq what could be done with these doors, diy, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
  • Carole
    on Apr 25, 2014

    I have seen old doors used on Hometalk to form garden arbours, small greenhouses, trellis for plants, hung from ceiling with lights or for hanging pots/pans, used on decks to hang plants from when suspended, used for fencing (depends what wood they are and what you treat or paint it with as to how well they will hold up if used outside and exposed to the elements). Then there is of course the idea of table tops (add glass or Perspex) so you can see a display beneath them, bed head boards, light boxes, photo display, room dividers - join three or more together with hinges - cupboard doors - you might need to cut them down - they could be used as new doors for kitchen cupboard? So many things you could do with these apart from using as frames for photos or pictures. Hope this gives you some ideas.

  • Elaine Robinson
    on Apr 25, 2014

    these are nice and sturdy and could be used for walls in a small greenhouse! : )

    • Stephanie Volkert
      on Apr 26, 2014

      @Elaine Robinson If I weren't putting this house on the market in 6 months, I would probably do that with them. I just don't have the time to build a structure like that right now though; too many indoor renovations that have to be done first.

  • Emily Handler
    on Apr 26, 2014

    Best idea I've seen for old doors (the kind with glass in them) is to make a greenhouse or other shelter for spring plants.

  • Linda
    on Apr 26, 2014

    With so many different doors, maybe some could be donated to habitat for humanity or other organization. Company can get a tax write-off and the doors will be put to good use.

  • Stephanie Volkert
    on Apr 26, 2014

    That is an excellent idea!

  • Naush Samama
    on Apr 27, 2014

    since you have so many of these doors ~ why not make a green house with them ??

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