How to Make a Shelving Unit from an Old Door!

Now it was time for our third shelf.  To give this shelf some extra support we bought two L brackets from Home Depot.  There are lots of options for L brackets available, you just have to find what you like!

We wanted to make sure that our brackets were completely level when installed, so first we installed the piece that is screwed into the bottom of the shelf.  We did this buy using a block of wood to hold up against it to make sure it was straight.  Once they were both screwed onto the bottom of the shelf we installed the shelf onto the door using the same method as before.  We used clamps to hold the shelf completely into place and then used our drill with the built in levels to install screws from the back of the door into the shelf as well as finishing the installation of our L brackets.

The only thing we had left to do was add some support to the bottom of the back of the door to make sure it was not going to tip over easily.  To do this we used leftover pieces from the railings and screwed them to the bottom of the back.

Once we had this project completely finished we decided it had too much white and we took off the railings and painted them the same blue as our dining room table:  Liberty Grey by Behr.

We love how it turned out, and I love being able to display some of our adorable things!

6 thoughts on “How to Make a Shelving Unit from an Old Door!

  1. Thank you so much 🙂 He does do all of the handy work! I actually had no idea he was capable of doing all of this when we got married, so this is such a pleasant surprise! And that’s totally my new dream job, haha.


  2. Pingback: Our COMPLETED Dining Room! | Design by Saenz

  3. That’s awesome! Very creative mind. I mean an old door is used to be thrown, but you give us a useful idea. It’s possible that it could be shelving unit.


    • Thank you, Emily! Lately I’ve been trying to think of more ideas of how I can recycle certain goods to give them a new life! Thank you for checking out my blog 🙂


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