Reclaim Old Doors for Storage

| 8/3/2011 2:26:28 PM

Jaci KennisonJaclyn Kennison is a freelance writer living and playing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She owns and manages an art gallery and event venue between fits of shopping and redecorating. 

A recent trip through our local downtown area gave me an idea. A local jewelry store has employed some beautiful old doors as display pieces for her merchandise, attaching hooks from which to hang her jewelry. I loved the idea, but it almost seemed like it would be a waste of space to have such a big piece for such a small collection of items.

Later as I mulled the idea over a glass of wine, it occurred to me that if you could use both sides of the door, it would make the piece much more efficient, and so, the following idea was born. As is the case with many of my posts, I have not yet executed the project since my partner and I do not actually own a home. However, he was able to confirm for me that my idea was possible, given proper execution. 

wooden door 

The first step, of course, is to find yourself a sturdy door, preferably one that has some unique architecture. 

Next, decide where you would like your door to hang. I'm going to use mine to create much needed storage in a very small kitchen/entry way. Find a wall stud near where you would like to hang your door and mark it.

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