What to do with Surplus Vintage Doors: Make a Bench/Pew & Coat Rack

February 11th, 2015 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I had some leftover vintage doors that I rounded up creating a new booth space in a new antique mall and they were taking up too much room.  So I had figure something out to get them gone!  I've always wanted to make a church-style pew/bench.  So I went after it by cutting up the doors.  It took three doors to make this.  The remaining pieces were used to make another creation that I'll post here on JMS soon.  

This repurposed bench is super strong with lots of long screws and supports.  The rails on top are solid oak hand rails that I took from a church that was being torn down.  And bottle openers are too fun not to include!  Measures 7 feet long and SUPER comfy!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, furniture, repurposed, recycled, upcycled, bench, doors, recycle, church, repurpose, knobs, bottle opener., handrail, door, hall, upcycle, pew, seat, claw feet

Comments (4)

bigdogmom1960 writes: A little bit of this creates a whole lot of THAT! Love the idea and reclamation of materials! Posted: 1:45 pm on August 3rd
Junkernier writes: Love it...Very handsome! Posted: 4:05 am on May 13th
DunhamDesigns writes: Wow Brian, very inventive and I love the added detail of the bottle opener
Take care Posted: 7:24 pm on February 11th
suewhitney writes: Nicely done, Brian. Now I know what to do with all of my left over doors. What is it about people like us and our collection of old doors? Just saying! Love the fact that it is so sturdy and comfy too!

Take care Mr. Brian!
Sue Posted: 6:12 am on February 11th
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