Old wooden door repurposed

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Project by Brodan posted 09-08-2015 12:03 PM 1800 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a king headboard for the guest room so repurposed an old wooden door my wife picked up. Good Labor Day weekend project.

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 09-08-2015 12:42 PM

Very nice use of vintage wood product Dan.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 09:47 PM

Looks real good !.....I especially like the shelf….Well done….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 09-08-2015 10:49 PM

Nice job Dan. Love that old door.

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 01:52 AM

I have several old doors in the basement. Was wondering what I could do with them. This is a great idea.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#5 posted 09-09-2015 11:20 AM

Everything looks great, but the finish is my favorite, a perfect color.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#6 posted 09-09-2015 01:12 PM

Thanks all.
Jay, regarding the color…was looking for the aged look. So after stripping and finishing the surfaces by hand scraping ( had read some articles about scraping vs sanding so thought I’d give it a try) we applied honey oak to the door ( which appears to be made of several different types of wood). We then tried several different stains on the oak shelf and crown, settling on a red mahogany gel stain which we applied after “distressing the new oak and crown by randomly marking the surfaces by tapping with a number of different hand tools to get an aged look. Finally, assembled and finished with amber shellac.

-- Dan, TN

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