DIY Recycled Door Coffee Table
I'm pretty sure you can teach an old door new tricks, and Hometalk users have pretty well proved it with their wide assortment of reclaimed door projects large and small. One of my favorites right now, though, is the humble coffee table, because it's such a great, but simple, use of a door inPosted — Updated
You're going to need a door (I know, you're shocked too). Choose a five-paneled solid door: three of the panels are going to face up to make the surface, while the other two are going to make up the legs of the table. Pay attention to panel shape and size, because you want to avoid cutting through a panel to make the table, since that wouldn't look very attractive.
Watch out for hollow-core doors, which aren't a good choice for this project!
For supplies, a tablesaw helps (you can use a circular or other saw type, but it's more difficult), along with drill, screws, wood glue, straight edge, marking pencil, measuring tape, and, if you want the table to move, casters.
Please wear face and hearing protection while using power tools! Use the measuring tape and straight edge to mark out two even cuts so you'll have two stable legs of the same height, and cut them. Sand the edges to avoid injuries before the next stage.
Add brackets for added strength, if you want. This is an opportunity for adding decorative brackets if you want something that stands out, like cast iron.