Happy New Year!
I hope each of you had a lovely holiday! We have ourselves a clean slate of sorts, don't we? I'm dreaming of a new year full of good finds...what about you?
We're definitely *not* the first people to use salvaged doors as something other than, well, doors. But this door? Steve and I realized this was a door with tabletop possibility. I regret this was the best picture I took of the door before we gave it a new life -- as you can see, it was covered in white paint before we transformed it:
We softened the paint with a heat gun and it peeled off in long, satisfying strips:
After that, we began sanding it and uncovered a solid cypress door:
At this point, we went back and forth between oiling or varnishing it -- we decided on varnishing the top. Skip ahead a few dozen steps that Steve did and voilà! I think it looks sharp, no?
The legs were designed by Steve -- they're lovely, lovely cedar:
And that's what you can do with a door from a salvage yard.