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7 Creative Ways of Recycling Your Old Doors

When it comes to replacing your old doors with brand new ones, the first problem that likely crossed your mind is what you’re going to do with the old one. Of course, the first course of action that you likely thought is to throw away. However, that isn’t the only thing you can do with an old door. In fact, just like windows, you can repurpose your old door in a myriad of ways.

In this post, Renewal by Andersen® – Montana discusses the seven different ways you can creatively recycle your old doors.

  1. Picnic Table – A picnic table is one of the best ways you can recycle your old door. Simply repaint it into a livelier color and add some legs to it, you can pair it up with a few colorful chairs and place it out on your patio, backyard or the garden so you can dine in the outdoors with your family.

  1. Headboard – Want a custom headboard without spending much? Simply follow a few arts and crafts tutorials on the internet to freshen up your old door. Afterwards, you can attach it to your bed so you can have the custom headboard of your dreams.

  1. Bar – If you’re the type who likes to entertain friends and family, then consider recycling your old door into a makeshift drinking station. Simply add a few shelves to your old door, place it outdoors and add some soda and liquor to serve your guests some drinks.

  1. Folding Table – On the other hand, if you find yourself strapped for some workspace, then consider turning your old door into a folding table. Simply attach the door frame to the wall and connect the frame and the door itself with chains so it’ll remain open when you’re using it. To replace your old door with a modern, sleeker model, simply turn to the Renewal by Andersen – Montana, the experts in installing patio doors.

  1. Coat Rack – Sometimes, you run out of room for all your winter gear. Thankfully, there are ways to get around this dilemma by turning your old door into a coat rack. You can easily accomplish this by having a professional attach your old door to the wall closest to the entrance and add a few hooks to hang your coats on.

  1. Porch Swing – Is your porch feeling a little bare? If so, consider sawing your large old door in half and turn it into a porch swing. Use one half as the backrest and the remaining half as the swing’s seat. Use a few chains and hooks to hang it on your porch and you’ll have a cozy place to relax.

  1. Fence – Your old doors were used to keep your rooms private. However, just because they’re old and replaced with a newer one, it doesn’t mean their original purpose stops there. In fact, you can use your old doors to make your own fence for the whole yard or even just a small section of it.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen – Montana for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of sliding doors and window installation services. Give us a call at (406) 206-2377 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.


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