Yes. That's right. You read that topic title right. I'm planning on building a tv stand, well the top that is, from a solid core door that I salvaged from a dumpster. I just picked it up this morning. I have the luxury of working in a building right next to an open top dumpster and happened to see this on the top. There were actually four of them in there but I only happened to grab one. I will check back tomorrow to see if the other three are worth salvaging.
So ever since I picked it up, I've been scouring the forums and internet for ideas for using it. All I've come across are work benches made from them. To my knowledge, I haven't seen anyone use them for furniture. I keep thinking, why not? It is super stable and is thick.
Btw, the face on this door is gorgeous.
So I decided to use this as the top for my tv stand.
This project for me started back in April when I came across two pallets made of pine in which the slats were 3/4" thick. So I began ripping them down and planing them. I eventually glued them to make a top. Then I found a pallet with wider oak planks. I proceeded to hand plane them and glued them together. Needless to say, I was less than happy with the results so the project has been sitting in my garage until I could come up with a better solution. Until today when I came across this door.
In the past, I've been totally turned off to anything made with pressed wood. But when I saw the face of this, my view began to change.
From the time that I glued up the two tops to the time they've sat in my garage for a couple of months, I've watched them bow and cup from them drying out. It makes me less than impressed with my original design that was in my head of using reclaimed pallet wood. Since I'm trying to use only reclaimed wood for this project, this door seems like the perfect solution to my problem.
I realize that the veneer on this is only one layer thick but this is not going to be exposed to any heavy use or moisture. I definitely would not use a door for a dining table or anything so I'm not seeing any problem with using this for my project.
What does everyone think? I'm open to any comments or suggestions.
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