Make a Repurposed Door TV Console

[pinit]Repurposed Door Upcycle Project; Make a console from an old door @savedbyloves[pinit]

Last week when I shared with you 50+ Ways to Repurpose Old Doors, I alluded to the fact that I had a project in mind for the door I found recently on the curb.  It was initially going to be a coffee table, but this t.v. console fit my current needs better, so I made the sides a little taller and here you have it.  This project is super easy, free except for the rockin’ 6 inch diameter casters, and you can whip it up in an after noon, stain, sealer and all.  I will show you just how to do that!


I found this guy stacked against a dumpster and threw it in my truck!  Best day ever.

How to upcycle an old door

I brought her home and cut into thirds with my table saw.  I just measured and marked so the sides would be equal height.  The first step was attaching the two smaller parts for sides to the larger segment (which would become the top of the console).  I used my go to connector tool, Kreg Jig.  You can read about how to join using Kreg in my DIY Pallet Sign Using Kreg Jig Tutorial.

How to build a console

To finish the building, I cut a piece of plywood to fit as the base of the console, attached the casters which I got at Menards, and added trim from 1×2 furring strips that I mitered.

Minwax Finishing Cloths

I recently discovered Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths.  Love at first wipe.  Dark Mahogany was the perfect color for my living room where this console would be spending its days.

How to Stain Furniture

I was actually going to paint this whole thing!  I am so glad I went with stain instead.  It took me like 5 minutes to do since the door was already stained.  I went over it in spots and stained the trim and plywood base.  Check out more of my obsession with thoughts on Minwax Finishing Cloths in this DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard Tutorial!

Reclaimed Wood DIY Headboard

Repurposed Door Console

How to Make an Entertainment Center

Old door to console

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