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Project by Hawgnutz posted 2474 days ago 2922 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife just inhereted a slew of jewelry from her mother, but she had no extra space to store it. Well, I had these two old doors from a salvage I had in the Tin Town district of Bisbee. I figure the house was from the early 1900’s, and the door had to be at least 50 years old. Most of it was exposed grey wood,with spots of peeling, crinkling paint in 3 or 4 different colors.

My wife came up with the idea of staining the doors a light green and using them to mount and store her extra jewelry. When I showed her the door with the window section broken out, she came up with the idea of using chicken wire to hang her earrings and other jewelry. So, I grabbed her and off we went to Wally’s World to find a bolt of cloth she liked and then on to Big Box Store to let her choose the stain color. I was not going to choose the color for HER project! I returned and scraped the majority of the remainding paint with my trusty paint scraper that I salvaged from the same house….LOL.

I made 3 divisions with painter’s tape on the back of a door to check the stain color on the grey wood and applied the stain at 1/4, 1/2 and full strength. I chose the 1/2 dilution for the best shade and used a rag to wipe the excess. The weathered wood has a tendency to soak up the water-borne stain like a sponge, so I wiped the excess off real soon to avoid spoltching and to give it a uniform color. I found some old, rusted chicken wire and spayed it with shellac to seal it. I then stapled it to the opening and backed it with the cloth that Karen picked out. She really has an eye for that color-matching thing!

I atached a set of hinges so they would stand up on their own volition and added some cup hooks for necklaces.

Voila! A unique way to use old, weather-beaten doors! Sometimes we are only limited by our own imagination!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards





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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 2474 days ago

That is pretty creative and attractive. I bet those things would sell. People just love that type of furniture and display.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 2474 days ago

Hawg. You continue to amaze me with the things that you do. A great big Jewlery Box. I wonder how Don will like it?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2474 days ago

That is a neat jewelry box. I bet that if you could close them up onto each other – it would be a safe place to hide the jewelry – nobody would dream of looking inside the doors to see what was there.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2474 days ago

Marc,
That is an excellent use of found materials. I’m with Todd, I think these would sell. Exceptional!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Hawgnutz

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#5 posted 2474 days ago

my wife agrees that they would probably sell. The problem is getting the worn and weathered doors. I really lucked out in finding these two. I remember my wife scowling at them wondering if I had lost my head when I brought them home….LOL

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Dadoo

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#6 posted 2474 days ago

Sure will hold a lot of jewelry! Pretty cool adaptation of old doors!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2474 days ago

Cajunpen – that’s what I was thinking when I saw the hinges—a surprise find when the doors opened.

I love the look of this and it tucks away into the corner so nicely. Awesome.

Maybe you can make “fake” old doors and achieve the same result?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dustynewt

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#8 posted 2474 days ago

Great display idea. My wife loves it. Very creative.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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miles125

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#9 posted 2474 days ago

Great reuse of found materials!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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TomFran

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#10 posted 2474 days ago

Hawg,

Great idea! My wife helps me a lot in my projects as well. Way to use your creative skills! This looks really nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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TreeBones

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#11 posted 2430 days ago

Salvaged material is one of my favorite’s. Good save and nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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mot

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#12 posted 2430 days ago

Hawg! Really a neat idea!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Hawgnutz

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#13 posted 2430 days ago

Well, I have to admit the idea was my wife’s. I just was able to complete the idea intio reality that she really likes!

Tree, I love salvaged material, too. Hate to see all thath good wood heading to landfills.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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