You've probably seen these all over. I can't believe how popular they are! I normally see them for over $100 so here's your chance to make your own and customize it for much, much less. I actually spent $0 on this because I used up what we had on hand. If you have to go out and buy everything, I think you should easily be able to make it for less than $50.
|This was an original door in the house that I grew up in. My parents kept it after they remodeled. I'm glad they did. It's a very nice, solid wood door with a porcelain knob. You should be able to find old doors on Craigslist or places like EcoStore (they have a ton!) or Habitat for Humanity Restore. Make sure you buy a solid wood door. The cheap, hollow ones won't work!|
|Backside of the door|
|My husband originally tried corner braces to put the pieces together. Seems logical, right? Don't do this. It left the piece way too wiggly.|
|Instead you should use lag screws. These are 3.25". Use an impact driver to drive them in.|
|Whala. I should have sanded after this, but totally spaced-oops.|
|Original hinges - I didn't paint them.|
|Original porcelain doorknob|
There you have it! For more tutorials on how to do this, click here, here, and here. Happy DIY'ing!