Have you been to a salvage yard or junk store lately?
They really like their stuff.
I mean really really like it.
I’ve seen stacks of windows and doors and architectural pieces left out in the rain and worn and tired and rusted with giant holes in them that look like they are destined for a life of gloom and misery…..
…..with a price tag higher than the Hope diamond.
I think they charge extra for chippy and rickety.
That’s why you need to pack your bags and move to Kentucky.
Around here they don’t charge for rickety….
….they tie it up with a bow and deliver it to your house for free.
Like these old doors.
I have stacks of them. Left over from other people’s remodels and my remodels and old junk piles. They are a dime a dozen around here.
The challenge isn’t getting an old door, it’s figuring out what to do with them.
So we used a little imagination and a saw and a few doors from our door pile and made a folding screen.
First we cut the doors in half length wise with a saw.
Each of the panels in the screen is half a door.
We used two doors for this project. I’ve seen a screen made from whole doors before, but I was worried it might be too heavy and that I should save some of those doors for future projects.
We alternated the panels and attached the doors together with three sets of hinges.
One at the top, the middle and the bottom.
We used a total of 9 hinges for the project.
To add a little function to the folding screen, I made some simple hooks from spoons.
To make the hooks, simply flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet and bend the end over a dowel rod.
Next, I glued them onto the doors with Elmer’s ProBond Advanced.
I also added shelving to the doors as well.
Each shelf is set of two brackets I bought from a home improvement store.
We just added a piece of wood for the top stained to match and gardening supplies.
I left the doors just as I found them.
Extra chippy with cracks and a few dents and scrapes.
I thought I could leave them out in the rain for a couple years….
….and then sell the screen and put my children through college. 🙂
PS I still have stacks of doors. Any project ideas would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
This project was designed in a collaboration with Elmer’s ProBond Advanced.
All opinions on salvage yard and junk and glue are completely my own.
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