Door Shelves

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We had an old panel door and thought why not cut it in half and make a corner shelf out of it!
Here is the door we started with.
Cut in half and then painted a country white and distressed. Only the left side is distressed in this photo. We then attached the two halves together using long screws.
Using a ruler to make the spacing uniform, we pre-drilled holes to attach the shelves.
Love this Jacobean stain. The shelves were cut in triangle shapes to fit in the “corners”.
From the backside, we attached the shelves.
Shelves attached and don’t you think they look fabulous! We added the middle shelf just below the hole where the handle went. You can use it to put your charger cords through or maybe even Christmas lights! You could also add hooks to hang hats or hang a hook from the underside of the middle shelf to hang your purse from! The possibilities are endless!
We did this to two doors. Here is just a picture of them back to back! They turned out better than we thought!
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  • Pam
    on Dec 23, 2019

    Hi, love this corner shelves by the way. However how would you restore an old small bathroom door and maybe put a window in it?

    • Robyn Garner
      on Dec 30, 2019

      Cut the wood out from an inside panel using a jig saw. Sand smooth and use trim to hold in a glass panel.

  • Stephanie avila
    on Dec 28, 2019

    Did you nail them or screw them together, and how?

  • Jami Andrew Murphy
    on Jan 15, 2020

    What size door did you use please?

    • Jody Harris
      on Jan 15, 2020

      I believe it was a 32” door. The wider the door, the bigger the shelf. I don’t think I would use a door smaller than 32” though. That would make a really small shelf.

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  • Shirley
    on Dec 30, 2019

    I LOVE it! The idea for charging cell phones through the hole is a genius way to make that little hole look "planned"!

  • Arnetta Thompson
    on Dec 31, 2019

    I want to try this in my family room.

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