This may not be the most exciting table ever, but I love it for a few reasons. One is that it has a crisp, clean feel. Two, is that it is functional. And three, it cost me nothing.
In a hallway near our kitchen is where our recycling goes. It is the most obnoxious, untidy area. This isn’t even a good obnoxious photo. Usually there is so much recycling that it’s overfilling the bags and spilling all over the floor.
The space was in desperate need of tidying. I asked Farmer John if there was enough scrap wood laying around to build a small table. He found 2 closet doors and got to creating.
One door was used to make the table top. The other door was cut to make 2 36″ tall legs.
The doors are 18″ wide, which is a couple inches wider than I would prefer for the hall. But, it works just fine.
The doors obviously have a hole for a door handle. We cut that section off the leg pieces. But, chose to leave it for the table top so we can put cords through it if we ever needed to like for a slow cooker or Christmas decor.
Using a drill and countersink, Farmer John screwed the top piece to the legs.
The door had space for hinges, of course. But, we just placed that ugly side towards the wall.
Since the doors are hollow, the ends are open. We have old matting in our garage that Farmer John cut to cover the openings. It’s not fancy, but it worked.
He also used the matting to cut gussets to stabilize the table.
The triangle gussets were stapled to the back of the table.
The finished thrifty, yet functional, table!
To try to keep the recycling mess organized I labeled each container. Hopefully the family follows the labels and it actually stays organized.
As an added bonus the table is perfect for my cookbooks and old cookie cutters. I was also able to hang mine and Farm Girl’s aprons near the table. Win, win!