My incredibly nice neighbor and friend Emmie asked me if I'd like to have an old door that she found as she was cleaning out of her family's garage. I was WAY excited of course because I have been searching for a good old hardwood door for some time now. I wanted to turn it into a coffee table for the front room. It's big and will work for puzzles, games and make a good foot rest for a lot of people. Plus I just think it looks cool:)
I had the door sitting in the garage for a week trying to figure out a good way to make a base. I have a few different styles of legs that I've salvaged from other tables, but the styles didn't seem to match the door. When it came down to it, I decided I wanted something similar to the base that was already on my other coffee table...only longer so it wouldn't look weird. I was thinking about ways to re-create it when I noticed that the base actually comes apart and the middle board is just a 2X4 with a few cuts in the end of it. SA-WEET!! I could just replace it with a longer 2X4!!! Way less work than I was anticipating, especially since The Joe made the cuts on the 2X4 for me:) Thanks Love.
I unscrewed the top and took the base apart.
Painted the new, longer 2X4 black to match and put it back together.
This is a pic with the smaller base. My son and Nephews helped me take the hinges off of the door. They love taking things apart.
I wanted to add a little bit of a personal touch so I created a vinyl stencil.
I sanded off quite a bit of the paint to age it.
I LOVE the hardware on the door!!
I'm so excited and The Joe has mentioned a few times how much he loves it as well.
Thanks so much for the door Emmie!! You are the best!