You can repurpose old doors for other things. An ingenious way to preserve the earth and save money is re-using reclaimed resources. You can turn them into something unique and different using doors. Create a green piece that can be functional at your next party by building an outdoor dining table from a door.
Start the outdoor dining tables project by placing the old door above a tarp. Use a scraper to scrub away loose paint. All hardware should be removed. Place a towel over glass and use a hammer to tap it to remove. Following the maker’s manual, use a wood filler to fill fleabags in the door.
Size any window hole and cut a piece of wood according to the measurement. Glue the wood piece in the opening and leave it to dry completely.Cut a large piece of plywood with the measurement to fit the door. Use wood adhesive to stick this board to the bottom of the door.
Create the legs by cutting 4 pieces of timber with a circular saw. The ideal height of a table is 29-inches so subtract the measure of the thickness of the door with it. Now you have the length for cutting the wood. Size the width and the length of the door, and subtract 3.5-inches to create the legs of round outdoor dining table and any impediment you want. Using a hand or circular saw, Cut to the width size that you measured the two pieces of lumber and create side rails by cutting to the length measurement the two pieces.
Use a doweling bit to drill two holes into all ends of the rails. Drill into the sides of the legs the matching holes. Fill wood adhesive into each dowel hole and insert each hole in the legs with a dowel. Reverse wrong side up the legs and place the rails. Fasten it with mallet and strap and leave it dry for a day. Sink wood screws through 45-degree slant metal brackets to the rails and over the legs as braces for outdoor dining table.
Reverse right-side up the outdoor dining table and put the door resting on the frame. Use wood screws to secure the table rail and joist corner braces to the underneath of the table to fasten the table top. Secure two braces lengthways every side and one brace on every end. If preferred, paint the legs, door, and rail. To increase weather resilience, glaze the door according to producer’s guidelines.