Intro: Kitchen Island/Bar Top
I found this old door in the trash and decided to take it home and make something with it, after a few days of brain storming i decided to build a table. Well as soon as i got the legs on it my wife says to me i wish it was taller we could use it as a kitchen island/ bartop, so off come the legs for a more sturdier and taller contraption. We had two idea's one involved a couple of old wagon wheels as the feet the other was 2 4x4 posts as the feet, we went with the 4x4 posts. Lemme show you how I did it.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
1. old door
2. two 4x4 posts
3. reclaimed pallet slats, 11 depending on the size of your window
4. four 2x6x8
5. eight 1x6, 1x4, 1x8 i mixed and matched but you can make them all one size if you want.
6. 2/12" screws, 1/12" screws
7. trim nails
8. Stain of your choice
9. Clear coat
10. rags or paint brushes for staining
3. Circular saw
4. tape measure
6. Straight edge/ level
Step 2: Prepping the Door
First off i gave the door a light sanding then cleaned it, then flipped it over and wiped off the painted side. I choose to leave the paint on as your never gonna see it.
Step 3: Framing the Sides and Adding Slats
First off i did all straight cuts as the only saw i had was an old craftsman that my wifes father owned needless to say it was about 30 years old and had the same blade on it. That being said I wrapped the table in 2x6 and put a piece on the other side of the glass then laid the slats on top to cover the window, this will be the floor of the display area.
Step 4: Some Staining
From here I stained everything i had put together and brought it in the house because it was freezing out there lol.
Step 5: Legs
Here i proceeded to put on the legs, on one end i have two 4x4 posts 32" long, in the center i have two 2x6 32" long, and on the other end i have a temporary leg as i forgot to buy two 4x4 posts.
Step 6: Storage
Stain everything you are gonna use in this step and the following steps so they can be dry to the touch. In this step i squared out the bottom with 1x6 then went and staggered 1x4 then 1x2 then 1x6 and so on all the way around the storage area, I also left gaps in between but if you want you can set them right on top of each other if you dont like the gaps. After thats done i ripped down some scrap 2x4 and 2x6 to an 1 1/2 them measured down a 1/2" on the front and made a mark all the way around the inside and then i put my ledge in all the way around. After that i laid 1x4 on the ledge as the floor, i left it loose with no nails in case i wanted to change it.
Step 7: Showcase Door
Well in case you havent noticed I broke the glass, I was trying to take it out so i could put new trim around it when it shattered. Hence the door, the door is leftover 1x6 and a pallet slat, i measured the inside of the window and cut 3 pieces of 1x6 then i screwed two pieces of pallet slats to the bottom stained it and put a hinge on it.
Step 8: Epoxy
This step is optional, i used Glaze Coat by Famo Wood, it's a two part epoxy. Just mix the two parts together and pour all over the table, I put some change on the door slats but you can use anything you want as long as the epoxy covers it completly, READ DIRECTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.
Step 9: Fill Er Up
I took this picture before the epoxy as I knew it was going to take a long time for it to dry. Your done just add whatever you want to it and your done.
Step 10: Bonus
I built this table with the scraps i had left over from the kitchen island, no steps just be creative and try to build one of your own.