How to Make a Side Table with Parts from an Old Door

How to Make a Side Table with Parts from an Old Door

In all honesty, this project started out to be a piece of wall art. It would have crystal knobs  for hanging and an old door plate as an accent, etc. I had the post written and everything, I just needed to finish the project and add photos. I was showing my dad how I created the piece and he suggested it would be a better table top. I thought that was an excellent idea! Dad is my definite “creative go-to guy”! So it was off the revamp the post and create a table instead of a piece of art (I’ll save that project for later!).

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When I created the Old Door Bench, I cut the door down on the table saw so it would be a little more symmetrical (and a little more manageable!). I was left with two perfectly good pieces of the door when inspiration struck – why not combine the two and create one stunning piece? Yahoo!

I forgot to take a photo of the pieces before I assembled them – d’oh! Anyway, I used my Kreg jig and drilled pocket holes in the smaller piece.

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I used face clamps to align the pieces, then secured them together using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

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Long ago, when the door was actually used as a “door”, the edges were planed to fit correctly in the opening. Therefore, when I secured the pieces together, they didn’t quit match on the side edges. I straightened them up on the table saw which worked perfectly. I definitely suggest having a helper when cleaning up a piece like this on the table saw. Things have a way of getting really tricky really fast!

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I gave the piece a thorough sanding using 100 grit, 150, grit, then 220 grit. Since it was a very humid day and the glue wasn’t drying, I clamped it so that the pieces would be fully secured to each other. I used Dry Dex to fill the line where the pieces joined, as well as to fill the pocket holes.

Once the Dry Dex was dry, I sanded the piece again using 320 grit then painted it using Behr Premium Plus in Delicate Lace.

I had some tapered 2×2 table legs laying around so I created a base with birch plywood aprons for the table. See this post on How to Use a Tapering Jig on the Table Saw to create your own table legs. It is really easy, I swear! I painted the base in Valspar’s Almost Charcoal. I attached the base to the top from the underside.

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I taped off the center panel on the top and painted it Almost Charcoal. I sealed the entire table using Rust-Oleum’s Ultimate Polyurethane in Satin.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a phrase in vinyl for the center panel. (Any phrase or vinyl decal purchased at a craft or hobby store will work!)

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I even left the holes in the side where the hinge used to be…

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I think Dad had a great idea! What do you think?

Until next time,

Happy Creating!!

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Originally posted 2013-07-02 08:00:44.