“Shut the Front Door” for an UpCycled Vanity.

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I love old doors. They all have a story to tell. This $10 French door was a beauty. The challenge was, what do I want to have fun making next. This is usually dictated by collected pieces and parts neatly stored in my garage. (Wife laughs loudly!!!)
I picked out two bulky posts, an old shelf, some 1X4’s, a cabinet door, metal hooks and an old mirror. The goal was to make a vanity.
The first task was to make the vanity table top. I decided to add storage so I made a box almost the width of the door. I used 1and 1/2” finishing screws to attach the 4 pieces of 1X4 pine I had measured and cut.
The second step was to add a bottom to it. Using 1” scrap pine I cut pieces to fit the inside and attached them with finishing screws.
In step three I cut the legs to the desired height with a chop saw and attached them to the bottom front. I put four 3“ finishing screws into the top of each post drilling through the bottom of the box. I then sanded and filled all the holes with putty. A coat of gray green on the door and table and stain of mahogany on the shelf and cabinet top. Ready for assembly.
In step four I leaned the table against the door making sure they were both level. I drilled a hole through both corners of the back of the box clear through the door. Then ran four inch bolts through the box and the door and secured them together. I bolted them together so that it is easy to take apart and move.
Step five I attached hinges to each corner of the cabinet door and then to the back of the box.
Step six I attached the shelf to the top, and attached the hooks and the mirror.
The finished vanity could also serve as a desk or a hall tree.
it was fun to create a multi function piece that fits in any room in the house.

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