Salvaged Door, Corner Shelf

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Project by noob2wood posted 07-31-2012 01:36 PM 3635 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We went on a thanksgiving vacation to Brevard, NC and while we were there we went into town and looked around at a bunch of old shops there on the main street. While looking around my mother-in-law came across a door that had been cut in half, and made into a corner shelf that they were selling for $275 or something like that. I just happened to be standing beside her and got suckered into agreeing that I could replicate it once we got back to Charlotte. So we took a trip to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, if you aren’t familiar they take in donations of used or new home-items, doors, windows, furniture, light fixtures, vanities, etc. they sell these items and then build houses with the profits. Its a great place to find stuff for cheap, so she bought this door and it was on from there. I don’t know what type of wood this door is but it must weigh 80# or more, I cut it in half with my table saw, got it squared up and screwed it together, I cut the shelves out of MDF to keep the cost low and M-I-L doesn’t care much what its made of, she just wanted to put it in a corner and put candles and pictures on it. I polished up the brass handles and hardware and left them in place. I think it turned out nicely. I will have to get some pictures of the “in use” product.

-- Measure once, cut twice..

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 02:44 PM

This is the most original shelf I have seen on this site!

A very great idea – plus contributing to HFH is a double win!

Great look – I’m sure you will get tons of compliments on it.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 02:47 PM

I like it. It looks great, and good use of a door!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 02:49 PM

How creative ,love it.


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#4 posted 07-31-2012 02:58 PM

You were just 8 miles from where I call home. Live in South Carolina most of the time but have home in Penrose. Brevard is a great little town and I do all my shopping there. They have some really neat stores and they don’t mind taking your money.
Welcome to LJ. Lots of real nice people here and willing to help you about any way they can.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 12:37 AM

That is a great idea, I have not seen anything like it. We have a Habitat store here in Killeen, Texas, I may take your idea and run with it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Retired from Active Duty

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