Turn Your Door into a Table

From on February 02, 2009 in Tools and Tips

Tools and TipsTurning your door into a table is as simple as taking the door (vertical) and tipping it over (horizontal) and then setting something on it. That may be oversimplifying it a bit, but that’s where your imagination kicks in. I know a good portion of you have an old door in the back of the garage or out in the shed…or should I say table.

It’s an odd thought I know, but it’s a lot easier to turn a door into a table than a table into a door. Here are a few of my ideas:

  • Make a coffee table by cutting the door down. For hollow doors, first cut off the first couple inches and carefully remove the inserts or blocks. You can then insert these—with a generous portion of wood glue—back into the end of your new coffee table. Use whatever you like for legs and paint with artistic flare!
  • Need a new desk? For this one I must give credit to an old friend. He had two three-foot filing cabinets. On these he placed an old interior door. Voila! A new desk for his office: functional, long, with a spacious desktop and tons of leg room. I’ve seen a similar idea using bookshelves as well.
  • Design your own designer table. All you need is a door, some glass, and whatever you want your new table to look like. College students and bachelors might prefer bottle caps. Crafters might want decorative paper. You could even use some cool wallpaper! Lay or glue down what you want in any design, linear or abstract, and put a piece of glass down over it. Just understand that you will need some long space (or refer to the first idea). Want a visual idea? See what this DIYer did.