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tannybrown

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Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:24:06 AM »
So my wife had an idea for a coffee table and I said, I can do that.

I searched craigslist for a solid wood door and for free, old tables that had spindle legs (though I found this one in an alley).  Then:

-Used a miter saw to cut the legs to length (we wanted the legs + the width of the door to be 18" high)
-Drilled two pocket screw holes in each table leg (you can get a pocket screw jig for $20 at Lowes or Home depot)
-Used self-tapping screws to attach each leg to a corner

With our $20 budget, it beats what we could buy at Ikea. :)  Photo attached.

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 09:52:29 AM »
Nice! I like how you kept the door stuff on there. Very postmodern. ;)

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 11:00:16 AM »
Pretty cool, you could also have built it as an enclosed box and have to use the door to open to get stuff you are storing in it like blankets.

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 11:09:31 AM »
Pretty cool, you could also have built it as an enclosed box and have to use the door to open to get stuff you are storing in it like blankets.

I love the table as is, but this idea is even more awesome...  :D

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 01:20:23 PM »
Really cool!

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 01:21:41 PM »
Never have to worry about spillage onto the floor, ever.

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 03:42:45 PM »
Thanks for all the comments!  I agree about the box/chest idea with the door hinging.  Maybe I'll build that and see if it sells on craigslist.

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Re: Brag moment: my DIY door coffee table
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 02:52:04 PM »
Very good project!  Thanks for sharing the picture too.  One of my neighbors used a door like that for a desk.  She put small file cabinets under each end and used the hole where the door knob had been to pass computer wires through...