In late August, on a run through my FAVorite ReStore (and I’ve been through mANy)–the store manager grabbed me to say, “Don’t leave without seeing me.” Uh~I promise, I didn’t do it!
The ReStore and Habitat for Humanity are holding their 3rd Annual Hard Hats and Heels Banquet November 15–would I be willing to make another “hall tree” like the one I made and donated for their Earth Day Celebration…?
So yesterday I made the trip up to the ReStore to pick up the door their manager and I picked out to use. I also ran through to see if there were any other donations I could use in construction–but unfortunately, no. We loaded the door and my other purchases and I headed home.
I finally got started around noon today~beginning with cutting it down from its 36″ to 33″. I had two objectives in mind: I hoped to reduce some weight from this inCREDibly heavy door, and I thought it might be easier to make room for something 33″ wide.
Then I re-contoured the bottom to create “legs”…
…and I pulled another paneled door (I had in reserve for a different project) to make the box -or- seat. The door had 5 panels, I cut off 2– one for the front and the other cut in half for the sides. I used some cut-off bed posts for the front feet.
*I added a small bead detail at the top and bottom of the box with the router~although you can’t see it in any of these pictures yet.
While I was working on a few of the details to the box, I was simultaneously working on the “mirrors.” These fabulous beveled windows were one of the main reasons I was pushing for this door selection!
You can see the “mirrors” coming to life in the collage below, and the last shot of the two parts propped together so I could get a feeling for how things were going so far~at the end of day. Tomorrow I’ll add the crown molding, tweak a few things here and there, and get painting. And I hope to get crackin’ on the flip lid too!