Repurposed Cupboard door

Re-purposing old items is a great way to create unique once-off pieces! In this week’s episode, Peter and Annalien give new life to a louvre or shutter cupboard door, by incorporating it into a display shelf.

You will need:

Tools Material list
PCM 7 Compound Mitre saw 16mm MDF (Supa wood)
PST 18 Jigsaw Sides 120mm x 500 mm – 2 pieces
PSR 18 Cordless Shelves 120 mmm x 305 mm – 3 pieces
PEX 220 sander top tier  50mm x 350mm – 1 piece
PFS 2000 Spray gun 2nd tier 70mm x 390 mm – 1 piece
Palm router bottom backing 82mm x 305 mm – 1 piece
  3mm Masonite
  Backing  430mm x 337mm – 1 piece
  hooks or door knobs – 3 pieces
  Mirror to fit inside louver
  Chalk paint – 2 colours (complimentary to each other)
  Clear coat (varnish)
  Screws – 3.5 x 35mm
  wood glue

Follow these steps:

  1. Sand Louvre door
  2. Cut shelving to size
  3. Cut sides to size
  4. Mark out where shelves fit to sides
  5. Optional – Cut out decorative shape into sides
  6. Cut top tiers
  7. Router all relative edges
  8. Assemble top tiers
  9. Assemble shelving
  10. Cut backing to size
  11. Attach bottom backing and drill holes for hooks/knobs
  12. Paint shelves and tiers one colour
  13. Paint Louvre
  14. Assemble shelves and Louvre
  15. Attach mirror

 Take a closer look:


Download the design template

>> Repurposed cupboard door downloadable PDF