Step 1: Choose and Prepare
2 - Strip and sand. Take off all the layers of paint accumulated over the years. I was pretty lucky with this door – the veneer was still in good condition on the ''interior'' side of the door.
3 - Choose and mesure your table dimensions.
4 - Cut each side of the door with a circular saw to obtain clean edges.
5 - In the middle section of the door, trace a rectangle area. This area need to cover the handle holes. With a router, remove a thin layer of wood – 1/32" or 1/16" thick. The thickness refers to the metal sheet you'll use. You'll need to remove this layer on the top and each side of the door where the metal sheet will be. I planed to cover the holes of the handle and lock with a metal sheet. You could choose a different strategy or material.