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Picture of Dining Table Made from a Reclaimed Door
This table was design to fit in a small space – my 500 square feet loft. I was looking for a light looking table that can accommodate up to 6 persons. As I often do, I used recycled materials to build this dining set. The table is made from an old bungalow door and the chairs were found in a yard sale.
 
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Step 1: Choose and Prepare

1 - Search for a massive wooden door. Make sure that at least 1 side of the door is in good general condition. I used an old flat door.

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.

awesome

aramson9 months ago
Very cool
What a find on those school chairs!
Very nice work. Clean, simple and a great use of recycled materials.

Looks great in your dining room with the contrast of different wood on the chairs.
dorkpirate2 years ago
Theres a place near my home town called Joe Ley that has hundreds of solid reclaimed doors, would be neat to pick one up and try this if I ever wind up back in the area!!
Bighead2 years ago
If you don't have metal you could use tile instead for hiding lock holes etc.
Really nice, I love the contrast of the steel band and wood.
micraman2 years ago
That looks really nice and professional! It'd make a lovely study table :)