Wall Organizer- Old-Style

Old eight-panel door made into a wall organizer

Many of us struggle to find ways to make use of space in our homes and many of us don’t attempt to try. If you look around your home to find unused objects that can be re-purposed for an organizer, hundreds of dollars could be saved. If you don’t want to upgrade your home just to get more room then try to maximize what you currently have. This extremely easy creation begs for your attention! It only took me a day to re-purpose this old eight-panel door into a cool useful piece.

Why use older things to re-purpose?

Usually, the materials have cured and have little moisture, making it a perfectly strong and paint-ready. You still can rely on traditional building construction and designs that stand the test of time. Most have solid cores, making them extremely strong and do not have composite materials that look cheap. The interlocking of parts of panel doors not only imparts strength but also allows for movement: seasonal shrinking and swelling with changes in temperature and humidity. It also keeps valuable things out of the landfills.

I used the following tools and materials:

  • Old glass pane wooden door
  • Wood dowels
  • Plant hangers
  • Circular saw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Wood glue

I cut off the bottom panel of the door and reattached it to create the shelf. After I trimmed the sides to provide symmetry, I used the excess to hide the existing joinery. I re-positioned the existing hardware to make it easier to use for our backpacks, coats, and handbags. Please watch the video to understand the process.

*Adult ONLY project

*Be EXTREMELY careful with power tools!