Recycling Old Doors

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Salvaged materials turned into a door. This double-door slider shows that just about anything can be made into a door. Crafted from: early 1900′s cypress siding (with original green paint), wood from a 100-year-old barn and wrought iron fencing.

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Painting on an old door by Cory Bonnet.

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Salvaged door message board. How-to:

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Outdoor potting table. Lots more pics:

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This Old House. How-to:

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Old door coffee table. Note the still attached doorknob.

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Old door coffee table. Note the still attached lock. More pics:

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By Mitch available via the Etsy shop, J.Crabbit, Maine:

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Old wood doors as headboard by Maria:

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Old leather doors as headboard:

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Door as a porch swing:

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Old doors as medicine cabinet. See:

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Salvaged wood doors on pantry.

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Old door reused as a pantry door. Via:

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Old door reused as a slider. Image by

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An old wooden door becomes a basement door in a new house. Lots more reuse ideas:

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Salvaged wood door:

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Sliding wood door, Coastal Living. Lots more sliding doors here:

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Sliding wood doors. To save space, old painted doors from Watkins Culver Antiques were installed on rollers. Via:

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Interior barn doors in Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne's California home.

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Salvaged wood door screen. Image: Tumblr

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If you don't desire to strip it, paint it!

reuse of old doors

Salvaged wood door headboard.

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Door daybed made from two old wooden doors fit onto a daybed frame by Ida of The Urban Cottage.

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Desk made from an old door. See other images here:

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Wood door as an island.

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Old wooden door table by Amber Interior Design:

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Wood door as a dining table. by Basak Aydin Notz, via:

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Outdoor wooden door table. Lots mmore pics:

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Reuse door table. Legs are a door cut in half and then mouldings were added at the base and an apron at top. Recycled Desk by Eternal Furniture & Design at

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Door wall by Piet Hein Eek. Commisioned by Geusebroek and Alliantie:

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Door wall by Piet Hein Eek:

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Choi Jeong Hwa 1000 Doors installation.

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On Great George Street in London, an unknown artist covered the outside of a derelict tenement building with old front doors, all painted red. The building has since been demolished. Photo by Philip Mayer:

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An outdoor bench fashioned from an old chicken coop door:

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Four old doors equal an easy diy tool shed!

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Salvaged garden door.

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Gateway to a secret garden, located at a conference center called Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia. Photo taken by Eileen:

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Doors as Trellis.

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Image by Monica Roberts, via:

Find old doors at:

Local architectural salvage warehouses and restoration businesses like Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. Craigslist, ebay, local antique stores.

In CT:


Winnipeg, Canada:

How To:

How to make a dressing vanity from a salvaged door:

Make a door headboard:

Coffee table how to:

Door message board:

Another coffee table:



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Re: Recycling Old Doors
Reply #12 on : Tue March 17, 2015, 05:09:14
nice pics of old doors. and great information about it.
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old doors
Reply #11 on : Tue July 22, 2014, 16:44:45
Hi thanks for the great collection of pictures and links. I love old doors and am always trying to come up with new uses for them.
Jo Anne
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Reply #10 on : Sun April 06, 2014, 09:45:30
Looking at these photos has inspired me to do things in and around my house using the charm of recycling old doors.


Jo Anne
Jo Zopf
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kitchen bench top as an old door
Reply #9 on : Sat November 09, 2013, 17:33:38
I love your pictures on old doors, great inspiration for me. I was wondering if you know if it's possible to use an old carved Indonesian door to turn it into a kitchen bench top by pouring on lacquer to fill in gaps and make it smooth and flat. Will this work and do you have any suggestions of how it should be done?
Jo Zopf
Tonya ballew
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Amazing post
Reply #8 on : Sun October 06, 2013, 11:19:12
These are some of the best pics I have seen of recycled doors.
Great job truly.
I posted this post to Facebook.
Tonya Ballew
Vintage Headboards
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Door Headboards
Reply #7 on : Sun July 28, 2013, 22:14:35
I'd love for you to feature some of our products... vintageheadboards.storenvy. com
Tom Cramer
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Reply #6 on : Thu July 18, 2013, 16:04:38
simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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Old doors
Reply #5 on : Tue July 16, 2013, 10:17:17
Thanks for the inspiration. My husband wanted to throw out our old doors. Now I can recycle them ... ;-)
Laura Guyot
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Door Table
Reply #4 on : Fri January 25, 2013, 09:27:53
You have given me the inspiration I need to make an old door into my office table. Thanks so much, your site is fantastic!
Le Farm
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Old doors...
Reply #3 on : Tue January 22, 2013, 07:53:04
I love this page...I have a c.1869 home with many old doors in the barn just waiting to be put to good use. I picked out a huge one with a top swing opening as the perfect "door to my blueberry patch"! My weekend project...thanks for the inspiration!
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I re-posted your pictures
Reply #2 on : Thu June 28, 2012, 09:13:55
I love your ideas!
I re-posted a few pictures along with the link to your sight! I hope you get lots of new visitors! Keep up the good work!

Hugsxx Kristen
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Salvaged Doors
Reply #1 on : Tue May 01, 2012, 06:48:52
I'm glad that I looked at this link! I saw this link from a post that someone left on the "Dave's Garden" site. This link is outstanding and gives a lot of ideas to think about! I'm definitely 'bookmarking" this on my computer to come back and check out the other additional areas down below the comments. Thanks again for a terrific site! :)
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