|Project by noob2wood||posted 07-31-2012 01:36 PM||2728 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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..