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Project by SirSeth posted 466 days ago 926 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my wife’s wedding presents. Our first large purchase as a couple was a very nice mattress set. We felt this investment would lead to more sleeping together. ;) Five years on and I must say, sleeping anywhere but home is a trial.

I picked up these two antique doors for $30 for the pair. They were rough and stripping them down was some work. The posts are just 4”x4s” with caps made from 2”x6s” Bed hardware can be had for a pretty good price at some of the hardware supply houses. I really like the keyhole detail of the old hardware I’ve always thought that someday I’ll get glass door knobs to make it a bit more fancy.

I made the pictures a bit old fashioned to match the concept. I hope you enjoy them an are inspired when you see an old door. I’d like to make a glass top table from an old door someday too. So many old doors have such character.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?





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#1 posted 466 days ago

great bed,nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 466 days ago

Nice re-use of the old doors. Neat idea

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#3 posted 466 days ago

Great save on the old doors! Nothing like turning the old into new! Classy bed, as well!

-- Corey, Renville, MN

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#4 posted 465 days ago

Very nice use of old doors.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#5 posted 463 days ago

Brilliant idea on the doors. Looks really interesting and unique. Like it very much. Well done!

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