Crafts Using Old Doors


With green lifestyles at the height of popularity, many people are looking for ways to make their lives more eco-friendly. Get green and have some fun by repurposing old doors that are no longer needed. Open the door to new ideas, literally, with these unique and easy crafts.


  • Use an old door to craft a unique shabby-chic table. Paint, finish, distress or leave the door as is depending on your personal style. Use the legs from an old table or make your own table legs to attach to the door. Use longer or shorter legs to make dining or coffee tables. If you plan on using the table in a dining room, it is a good idea to get a piece of tempered glass cut to the size of the door to be used as a tabletop. Place papers or other flat objects under the glass to add a little eclectic flair.


  • Transform and old windowed door into a headboard easily with just a few minor modifications. Remove all the windows from the door and replace them with mirrors. You may be able to find precut mirrors at a craft shop, or you can purchase custom mirrors from a glass cutter. Cut the top and bottom of the door using a circular saw as needed to reach the desired size. Sand, paint or finish the wood to get the look you want. Attach a mounting shelf to the door and wall and mount using wood screws.

Coat Rack

  • Give an old door an entirely new life as a decorative coat rack. All you need is an old recessed panel door, a few yards of fabric, and some coat-hook fixtures. Sand the door to remove any imperfections. Using a hot-glue gun, affix the fabric to the recessed panel in the door. Use a utility knife to trim the edges and make sure there are no bubbles in the glue. Attach coat hooks horizontally along the length of the door. For a quirkier look, use old doorknobs in place of coat hooks.

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