How To: Make a Door Table

Susan's February Jumpstart Project 2009

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Title: Door Table Name: Susan Time: Two Days Cost: $100

A trip to the salvage yard provided the inspiration and the main material for this table. Click above for pics, below for the how-to and be sure to give Susan a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....Tools:
I purchased a vintage door at an architectural salvage yard as well as the table legs. I had extra door molding for the sides of the table. Also wood glue, screws, L-brackets, and paint. I had a glass shop cut the glass. I used a tape measure, circular saw, a cordless drill, sandpaper, and a paintbrush.

Steps:
I chose a vintage door from an architectural salvage yard. I brought it home and cut it with the circular saw to the length that it would best fit in my kitchen. On the side of the door to be the bottom of the table, I attached half-inch thick door molding on end about an inch in from the edge of the table. I attached it to the bottom of the table with L-brackets, small wood blocks, much glue and screws. Then I used more glue and screws to secure the legs into the corners made by the door molding. I sat in a chair at the table and determined it was too high, so I cut the bottoms of the legs down to my desired height. Then I cleaned it up with sandpaper and painted it. I had glass cut to fit into the indentations and put my key and shell collections and kids' art under the glass. Making a mosaic might be fun too.

Sources:
I love browsing the salvage yard.

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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