The remodeled kitchen looks great! Brand new cabinet doors; everything all modern and beautiful. Just because you got new cabinet doors, though, doesn’t mean that the old ones are worthless. There are many new things you can make from old cabinet doors. You don’t have to be skilled as a carpenter to create a new role for an old cabinet door. If you can use a screwdriver you can easily make a nice bench seat that goes at the bottom of your bed. Those seats can be very costly if you order them, but if you make the seat yourself, it will be unique and very inexpensive.
No matter what type of cabinet door you’re using for the bedroom seat it’s necessary to remove the handle or knob. Since many cabinet doors have designs on the outside, but are flat and plain on the inside, most cabinet doors used for this project must be turned upside-down. That is, the outside of the cabinet door will become the underneath area of the bench seat. If the door you’re using is plain on the front and the back you can lay it right side-up or upside-down.
You’ll find lots of different wooden pieces you can use to make the legs when you visit a home improvement store. The great thing about shopping there for the bench seat legs is that they’ll cut them down to size without a service charge. Choose spindles, square wooden dowels or similar items with which to make the legs. Before going to the store be sure to measure the end of the bed to decide on the size you’ll need. The finished bench seat should be at least slightly lower than the very end of the bed.
Assembling the bench seat is really easy. To start, use hot glue to attach a leg to each corner of the cabinet door, on the underside. The hot glue will hold the legs temporarily while you sturdy them further. To do this, flip the bench seat over and stand it on its legs, then twist a screw into each leg through the top of the table. Using an electric screwdriver will make this process very simple.
The seat can be used as-is or you can purchase or make a cushion for it. The old cabinet door makes the perfect bench seat and a lovely addition to your bedroom!