I was recently asked by a regular customer what my favorite salvage project I have done would be. Without hesitation I responded, “My door bookcase”. A what?! he said. And I repeated it again.
My door bookcase was made about a year ago by my dad and I after my sister shared this epic idea on Pintrest. The book case, is made from a 5 panel door with its panels cut out. The shelves then come off the back of the door where the panels were.
My mind was blown at the simple yet ingenious idea of this. I decided I needed to have one to hold my interior design books (and maybe a shelf for romance novels as well). The easy part was picking out a door. I went to the back of my store, picked an olive green 5 panel door, and called Dan to bring it home. It came into the apartment and was wiped down and leaned against the wall…and sat there. I had NO CLUE how I was going to make this bookcase nor did I really have the tools to cut out the panels. So I called my Dad and bribed him with a fun weekend in Seattle if he helped me with a simple project, he agreed to help.
He came with tools. We used a scroll saw, regular saw, my drill, ruler, pencil, screws and brackets, and my kitchen bar stools as saw horses. We cut out the door panels on my porch. We used the salvaged plywood from the free pile at my work.
In less than an afternoon we had created a bookcase that could sum up my personality, interests, future blog, and basically my whole life.