Recycle and Repurpose Wood Doors

If you've ever put an old door atop a pair of sawhorses for an impromptu table or workbench, you know just how handy that piece of lumber can be. Why not take it to the next level with our great collection of furniture projects that are made with repurposed wood doors?

This great source of lumber is perfect for creating a shabby-chic headboard, bench, table or bookcase. Old doors are inexpensive or free for the taking, and they've become a popular way to add character to simple woodworking plans.


You'll find the perfect idea for your next woodworking project when you check out this extensive collection of repurposed wood door plans and designs. Our projects can be adapted to fit your style and the type of doors you choose with instructions and tips to convert any door into a lasting piece of furniture.


Door to Headboard


Door to Headboard

Re-purpose a door by turning it into a unique and attractive headboard with little time and money

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Hall Tree Plan


Hall Tree Plan

It?s easy to turn an old door into a charming hall tree with storage bench, metal hooks and a top shelf.

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Re-Purposed Door Plan


Re-Purposed Door Plan

Build this unique coat rack with attached storage bench using a single door, some lumber and coat and hat hooks.

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Cottage Chic Bench


Cottage Chic Bench

Here?s a plan for a charming bench built using an old wooden door with chipped wood or distress it yourself for that cottage chic style.

www.thistlewoodfarms.com
Leaning Shelf


Leaning Shelf

Turn a door into a leaning shelf unit just my adding shelves supported by brackets and a over head light for night time visual effect.

www.bulbtoblossom.com
Jewelry Holder Project


Jewelry Holder Project

This project turns a cabinet door into a wall-mounted jewelry holder with just a little paint and a salvaged window screen.

www.dukesandduchesses.com
Cabinet Bench Plan


Cabinet Bench Plan

Re-purpose a few cabinet doors to make a unique backrest to a wooden bench; just follow the simple instructions

www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
Coat Rack Project


Coat Rack Project

Have fun turning an old door into a coat rack using a collection of different hooks, colorful scrapbook paper and more.

www.secondchancetodream.com
Kitchen Island


Kitchen Island

With just a little money and time you can build a distressed kitchen island out of an old wooden door and a few pieces of wood.

www.tcdesigns1968.blogspot.com
Storage Bench


Storage Bench

This plan will help you build a handsome storage bench out of doors. Once completed, the bench can be personalized to your taste.

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Build a Bench


Build a Bench

Two hollow-core doors were used to build a strong and sturdy bench for indoors or out on the deck, patio or garden.

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Coffee Table Plan


Coffee Table Plan

You can easily re-purpose a wooden door just by adding four legs plus paint or stain for a great coffee table for the home.

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Loft Bed Project


Loft Bed Project

Build a loft bed using old doors; it?s the perfect and inexpensive solution when needing a bed in a small space.

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Build a Desk


Build a Desk

Follow this step by step plan with illustrative pictures and build a desk using an old door and four metal legs.

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Table Plan


Table Plan

Create this stylish door-table with wooden legs that are slanted out for a sleek and modern look.

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The Two-Door Headboard


The Two-Door Headboard

Make an attractive tall headboard using 2 stained or painted solid wood doors and some anchoring cement.

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Table Plan


Table Plan

This plan takes an interior door and trims the sides with 1 x 4?s for a lightweight table for inside or outside the home.

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Chalk Board Headboard


Chalk Board Headboard

Replace the panels of an old door with chalk board to create the perfect headboard for a kid?s or teen?s room.

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Dining Table


Dining Table

This plan turns a 100 year old door into a beautiful dining table that fits in with most any style or d?cor.

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Inspiration Board Plan


Inspiration Board Plan

Turn a window pane door into an awesome inspiration board for pinning pictures, d?cor, reminders and more.

www.theinspiredroom.net
Headboard Plan


Headboard Plan

Re-purpose a wooden door by making it into an upholstered headboard with the use of this easy to follow plan.

www.lisascreativedesigns.com
Small Kitchen Helper


Small Kitchen Helper

Paint a folding louver door then add some hooks to place such kitchen items as measuring cups, hot pads, tea towel, a piece of art and more.

www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com
Make a Headboard


Make a Headboard

This plan takes an old door and strips off the old paint, sands it and stains it to create a handsome headboard for the bed.

www.taylormadefamilylife.blogspot.com
Gift Wrap Holder


Gift Wrap Holder

Mount the frame of an old door to the wall then add some cup-hooks to support wooden dowels for the perfect gift wrap holder.

www.cleverlyinspired.com
Garage Door to Table


Garage Door to Table

You can make this beautiful dining table using an old wooden garage door that has been cut down then stripped and stained.

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Re-Claimed Door


Re-Claimed Door

Detailed instructions are here to help you build a dining table using a re-claimed door and few supplies.

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Coffee Table with Storage


Coffee Table with Storage

Using a single wooden door you can create this attractive coffee table with storage for pillows, games or other miscellaneous.

www.thissortaoldlife.com
Stylish Hall Tree


Stylish Hall Tree

Create a hall tree to be proud of just by re-purposing two shutters and a louvered door with metal hooks attached.

www.myrepurposedlife.com
Build a Coat Rack


Build a Coat Rack

Use this project to re-purpose a cabinet door into a coat rack that can be painted or stained to match your entry?s d?cor.

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Door to Dining Table


Door to Dining Table

For approximately $150.00 you can build a beautiful herringbone dining table out of ash wood strips and a single door.

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Headboard Plan


Headboard Plan

This plan will get you creative with paint colors and prints by building a headboard out of wooden door.

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Easy Coffee Table Plan


Easy Coffee Table Plan

Just by laying an old door on a four legged base then laying glass on top of that you can create an awesome coffee table.

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Charming Corner Shelf


Charming Corner Shelf

You can create this unique corner shelf by cutting a single door in half length wise and keeping the door knob intact.

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Cabinet Table


Cabinet Table

This plan makes a modern coffee table out of an armoire door and metal legs at a low cost and with little effort.

www.thisoldhouse.com
Foot and Headboard


Foot and Headboard

Using bi-fold doors that are paneled and some attractive molding you can create this stately looking foot and headboard.

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Door-Mirror Project


Door-Mirror Project

This step by step plan turns an old door into a charming stand-up mirror that will add visual interest to any room it?s placed in.

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Vanity Plan


Vanity Plan

Re-purpose and cottage style door by making it into a dressing vanity by adding metal hooks, mirror and a shelf.

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Another Headboard Plan


Another Headboard Plan

Take a solid wood panel door and with the use of the easy to follow plan turn it into a handsome headboard for the bedroom.

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Build a Tall Headboard


Build a Tall Headboard

Here is a project that turns a 30 x 80 inch paneled door and by adding some 4.5 inch molding creates an expensive looking headboard.

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DIY Door Project


DIY Door Project

You can easily build a unique head-board that can be painted or stained to match any bedroom, just follow the instructions.

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Door Daybed Plan


Door Daybed Plan

Create this charming cottage-chic daybed using a couple of old doors, four legs, a mattress base and a twin mattress.

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Corner Bookcase


Corner Bookcase

Build a beautiful corner bookcase out of a door using little time and money with the help of this simple project.

www.designsbystudioc.com
Garden Trellis


Garden Trellis

Re-purpose a paned door plus add charm to your garden by creating a charming trellis for a climbing plant to attach to.

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Display Shelving


Display Shelving

You can easily turn a folding closet door into a lovely corner shelf to add to the d?cor of a dining room, kitchen nook or wherever.

www.theidearoom.net
Create a Door Bench


Create a Door Bench

This project uses an old door for the backrest to a bench seat and metal coat hooks are added for the perfect addition to an entry or mud-room.

www.lilluna.com
Porch Swing Plan


Porch Swing Plan

This cottage-chic porch swing was built using two old doors and a few pre-made chair legs for the arm rest.

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Bookcase Project


Bookcase Project

Using inexpensive doors bought at a flea market this attractive bookcase cost only $45.00 and was fun to make.

www.designsbystudioc.com
The Corner Door


The Corner Door

Leave the vintage door knob on a single distressed door to create this unique corner shelf to add to the d?cor of home or office.

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Display Table Plan


Display Table Plan

Turn a narrow door into a lovely display table by adding a light fixture and a table made from a few pieces of lumber.

www.designsbystudioc.com
Build a Bench


Build a Bench

Re-purpose a narrow door just by adding legs and an apron for a charming bench for the garden or inside the home.

www.designsbystudioc.com
Door Shelf


Door Shelf

Build a door shelf in a small amount of time using a single door, some wooden boards and a few pieces of hardware.

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Door Headboard


Door Headboard

You can make your own headboard is a single day using this plan an old wooden door plus some crown molding.

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Folding Table


Folding Table

Here?s a clever way to re-purpose a folding table by discarding the table top and in its place add a hollow core door.

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Wall-Mounted Coat Rack


Wall-Mounted Coat Rack

This project turns a narrow paneled door into a great looking coat rack just my adding metal ornate hooks and a few other touches.

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Art Desk Plan


Art Desk Plan

Get creative by turning a cabinet door into an adorable art desk with just a little paint, a couple of legs and a little time.

www.u-createcrafts.com
Coat Rack with Pictures


Coat Rack with Pictures

Use an old paneled door to make a wall mounted coat rack with metal clips attached to display your favorite photos.

www.thriftytreasures.blogspot.com
Door to Table Project


Door to Table Project

Create a stylish and unique table using an old door with window pane and your own personal touches.

www.morenascorner.com
Re-Purposed Door


Re-Purposed Door

Bring color and storage to an entry way by building a coat rack with an attached bench and an open storage area.

www.amazinginteriordesign.com
Hanging Daybed


Hanging Daybed

A backrest and armrest are attached to an old door to build a lovely hanging daybed for the front or back porch.

www.thisoldhouse.com
Desk Plan


Desk Plan

Here is a detailed video that demonstrates how to make a handsome desk for the office or home out of an old door.

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Kitchen Table


Kitchen Table

Two legs, a wall and a single door are the main components to build this kitchen table where one end is mounted to the wall.

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Room Divider Plan


Room Divider Plan

Use this step by step plan to make an attractive room divider that once built you can add your own personal touches.

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