Old Door Coffee TableMay 25th, 2009 in member junk
For my debut post, I present my coffee table made from an old door. This big white arched door leaned against the wall of my living room for months before I was given the ultimatum, "use it or lose it!" So it came to me, when life gives you big flat objects, make a table out of it! So here it is. The door was huge, so we went for a week of it just setting on some ottomans to see if we could live with the enormity of it. The answer was no. So we cut about 1.5' off in length, but cut the planks at slightly uneven lengths to reflect the top of the door, which had an arch.
We found dining room table legs at a junk show, and cut them off to the desired length, and bought fancy molding and leg hardware at the Depot. The paint took a lot of trial and error, more error—which led to the unintentional "scraped look." I think happy accidents are at the root of every junk art project. Enjoy.
Pattern or design used: My own design
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