Upcycled door DIYs

Antonio Bellusci has the perfect DIY to turn an old door into a decorative and functional piece for your living room!


Antonio Bellusci has the perfect DIYs to turn an old door into a decorative and functional piece for your living room!

Upcycled door console project

Materials & tools:

  • One old door
  • Cutting equipment – table saw / skill saw
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Power drill with drill bits
  • Sandpaper
  • Level
  • Paper-backed veneer
  • Primer, paint & painting tools
  • Mirror pieces & adhesive (optional)

Instructions: 

Cut door into two – one piece approximately 2/3rds of height for main piece leaving 1/3rd of
height for small pieces.

Cut smaller piece across bottom of door (from smaller piece) to create the shelf. Shelf to be
approximately 6 inches deep.

Using left over pieces – cut two triangular brackets. Note – depth of brackets to support 2/3rds
of shelf depth. For example, if shelf is 6 inches deep, brackets need to be a minimum of 4 inches.

Sand all cut edges.

Using level, position and glue brackets to main piece and screw from behind with wood screws.

Glue shelf onto brackets and screw from behind with wood screws.

Cut veneer to cover outward facing shelf edge and secure with wood glue.

Prime and paint assembled console.

Optional – glue mirror pieces in panel sections.

Upcycled door desk project

Materials & tools: 

  • Two old doors (preferably two panel doors)
  • Cutting equipment – table saw / skill saw
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Power drill with drill bits
  • Sandpaper
  • Level
  • Paper-backed veneer
  • Primer, paint & painting tools
  • Plug-in art light fixture (optional)
  • Glass top (optional)

Instructions:

Cut door one across section between two panels – using lower (smaller) panel for desk surface
and larger panel for brackets.

From larger panel, cut two triangular brackets to support desk top. Note – depth of brackets to
support 2/3rds of desk top depth. For example, if desk top is 24 inches deep, brackets need to
be a minimum of 16 inches.

Sand all cut edges.

Using level, position and glue brackets to other door and screw from behind with wood screws.

Glue desk top onto brackets and screw from behind & below with wood screws.

Cut veneer to cover outward facing desk edge and secure with wood glue.

Prime and paint assembled desk

Optional – secure art light fixture from behind desk (plug in).

Optional – purchase glass cut to size of desk top and rest on top.

To learn more about these two fabulous DIYs, watch the clip below!

Courtesy Antonio Bellusci

@abellusci

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