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!!!)
“Shut the Front Door” for an UpCycled Vanity.
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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Published April 15th, 2018 7:08 PM
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