Antique Door turned Coffee Table

There is this antique dealer (or junk guy) that lives a few blocks from me and he is always throwing out great things!

Just a warning, this post is going to make you dizzy. 

I've changed my mind while making this piece several times along the way.

Recently I drove by the old junk dealers house and as usual there was a pile of junk at the curb. 

On the top of the pile was this 5' long heavy, wooden door!

I pulled over and as I was putting down the seats in my car to slide it in the man came down the driveway!


He explained to me that what I was picking up from the side of his driveway was an antique armoire door.


So... I proceeded to stuff the door into the back of my car. 

He didn't help, just kept talking! 

I was waiting for him to ask me for money for it but he didn't.

I guess the pile of wood underneath the door was the rest of the armoire but there didn't seem to be anything worth saving. 

Unfortunately it was splintered and water logged.

Check out the wooden pegs (in this incredibly bad photo) that are holding it together!!!!

Now, as you can probably guess I had plans for this piece.

First I went to Home Depot and bought metal pipes to use as the legs. I brought them home and screwed them on.

Unfortunately they didn't look good... too high!

So I hopped in the car and went back to Home Depot. 

This time I bought wooden legs.  

The wooden legs with brackets seemed to do the trick! 

Once the legs were attached I painted them black.

And there we had it, one awesome coffee table!

Until about a week later when I decided the legs looked crooked.

So it was back to the drawing board again.

Then it hit me, I had an unfinished wooden bench in the garage!

I washed it down, sanded it, threw on a coat of lemon oil on it and attached the top to the bench!

Perfect fit and very sturdy!

Time to accessorize with rusty finds.

Check out the photo holderit used to be an iron planter foot.

I bent the picture at the bottom and added a magnet!

How much do I want to stencil or stamp some "crate" words on the top or the sides of this wood? 

You know that will be next. 

This coffee table finally ended up to be a great junk-styled coffee table!

And check out the stenciled, painted, finished version here!



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. hiya susan , have to say i loved the black legs , but your finished table is just gorgeous and useful ....happy days lol shame on the junk guy not helping to load it :( but us girls dont need men to do our lifting ;) tfs
    happy junking x

  2. Jealous!!!!! I wish I had an antique / junk dealer down the road who threw stuff away! What a great find, well done!! Love the outcome.

  3. What a great find! And you turned it into something not only useful but beautiful! Enjoy.

  4. This was a great post I love the road side stuff, it amazes me what people throw out. Your table looks great.

  5. Wow. I really love the bench base you added. It's beautiful.....I am sure I live around hoarders. I never find anything roadside. Good score!

  6. So you had the perfect base the whole time! : ) Great find, Susan! I wouldn't know whether to run away or just stand there like a deer in headlights if someone came down the driveway. It looks great and I'll bet it is very sturdy now; especially if you have a "feet on the coffee table" type of room.

  7. Looks great! I think it's perfect just the way it is!

  8. Genius! Awesome job! You have a great talent to see potential in old things.

  9. Love love the second attempt!!! :) I was asked the other day to list my top three fav blogs that I must open as soon as they hit my reader. I listed Miss Mustard Seed, Funky Junk Interiors and Homeroad. I just always enjoy everything you do!! You are my inspiration!

  10. How wonderful that the perfect base was something you already had! I love it.

  11. What a handy lady you are! That door is awesome!

  12. Oh yes, love this. The bench is much better.

  13. Following your thought process to the final product was great. The journey is half the fun. Thanks.

  14. You've inspired me!! I saw an old door at the warehouse the other day and didn't get it because I was too nervous to make it into a table. I think I'm going back today to grab it! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our free for all party. Be sure to join us tomorrow morning for some shout outs! Have a wonderful weekend!


  15. I love the way that turned your blog to...I'd like to invite you to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party
    going on now-Sunday night……Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Awesome find and great way to use it !I like black w/ wood too . Found you via Funky Junk .

  17. Great find! you sure are persistent. :) I'm glad you kept going until you were satisfied. Paint? base? I think black is a great choice, or perhaps just a "wash" of black.


  18. Seriously...... what the heck is the matter with you? Would you please make something I don't like so I can stop reading your blog and get to bed????


  19. That is an amazing transformation. I love how you made that antique door into new and stylish coffee table. Great job!

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  20. I am so in LOVE with the end result! That bench was perfect!!! Well done! The perfect salvaged piece that ended up looking very high end. :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 130. :)



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