Friday, July 22, 2011

More door parts repurposed

In my last post, I showed you how I repurposed the door panels. Yesterday, I repurposed the narrower horizontal portions of the door. I made them into coat racks. I just love the old wire hooks. They are so cool. I figured out a way to make the ends look more finished also. I cut the end of the board at a 45 degree angle then wacked it off straight again so that I could have something to go on the end. I cut another 45 degree angle on the end then nailed the piece to the end. I did this for both ends.
Do you know the trick to getting your hooks evenly spaced? Well, you measure the length and divide that number by how many hooks you are going to use plus one. Therefore, if you have 3 hooks, divide the length by 4. The number you get is the length of space between the ends and each hook. Just like that! I think they would look great in the laundry room or by the door.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Door panels repurposed

When I bought the door, I was planning to make a hall tree out of it. Unfortunately, it didn't survive the trip home. In case you are ever hauling several doors, take my advice - do not stack the doors. The ones on the bottom stand a good chance of getting broken. The constant bumps just pounded and pounded away.

Since I deal in salvaged materials, I am accustomed to looking at junk vintage treasures in a different way. I banged the door apart the rest of the way and pulled out the panels. I put all the pieces in the shop for another day. Well today was another day. The panels spoke to me and here is what they said:

LOL. They both said that they wanted to be coat racks. Didn't you hear it too?

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