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What can you do with an old door? What can you do with an old mirror frame? I found the perfect marriage with this pair.
This is a neat old mirror frame that I received from freecycle.
Here is a very cool door I found at an estate sale. Note: the door is only 4 foot by 18". It was probably from a cabinet.
Upon close inspection of the mirror frame, you can see that the spindle on the far side is bowed a little. This is the reason I went with the idea of building a table.
I cut the top portion off, which helped limit the amount of bend on the left spindle.
I drilled a hole and glued in a wooden dowel.
With this drill attachment (from my dad) I drilled holes in a 2 x 4 large enough to fit over the spindles.
Here is a dry fit to make sure it worked.
I drilled holes in the bottom of the door for the dowel to fit into.
Using lots of wood glue, I put all the pieces together.
I added a few screws to connect the table and the 2 x 4, then also put one through the 2 x 4 and the spindles.
After staining the 2 x 4 and touching up some marks on the legs, here it is. It would make a great sofa table or entry table, don't you think?
This really wasn't a very difficult project. The hardest part was coming up with a plan. Now, if you have other ideas you would have used to attache these 2 pieces together, I would love to hear about them!
It is a rare thing when I don't paint something, but the old door just had such beautiful wood I left it as is.