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How to Make a Coffee Table Using an Old Door (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to create a new coffee table using an old door.

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Apply Wax

Spread dark wax on the door to give it a finished look. Make sure to do the edges, especially the edge that was cut. Buff out the wax and do a second coat.

Attach Door to Frame

Lay the door face down on a drop cloth. Place the coffee table frame on the back of the door, making sure it is centered and even. Attach the base to the door using L-brackets on all four corners. If necessary, paint L-brackets to match the color of the base.

Add Glass Top

Take exact measurements of top of door and order a piece of tempered glass for the top.

Joanne Palmisano is the author of Salvage Secrets (W.W. Norton, September 2011). Visit her blog, also called Salvage Secrets.

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