You might think it's crazy, but hanging a door like this is actually genius!

Doors are usually for one thing only: entering and exiting a room or a house. Once they've outlived this purpose or been replaced with a new door, they often get sent straight to the garbage! This is a real shame, because even the simplest door has a ton of DIY potential.
If you have an old door hiding in your garage waiting for you bring it to the dump, don't get rid of it! Use it to make one of these awesome DIY projects instead.
1. Laundry folding table (h/t Tim Franklin)
You might do a double take if you walked into someone's laundry room and saw this door hanging on the wall, but you'd think they were a genius as soon as you saw what it could do! My laundry room never seems to have enough counter space to fold clothes, and this table would solve that problem for good.
2. Hall tree (h/t Refresh Restyle)
A nice hall tree can do wonders for your entryway, but they can be so expensive to buy new! Instead of saving up until you can afford one, grab an old door and make your own. Not only is it a fun project, but you can make sure it has as much storage as you need!
3. Coffee table with storage (h/t Scavenger Chic)
If you have an old door that's been damaged on one end, this is the perfect way to reuse the half that's still in good shape! I think coffee table storage is always useful, but if you don't need it, you could just skip the hinges and have a regular coffee table.
4. Porch swing (h/t Huckleberry Lane Furniture)
Can you see yourself relaxing on this adorable swing after a long, busy day? I certainly can! The seat of this swing was made from an old table, but if you don't have one, you could just as easily use wood from the hardware store.
5. Outdoor bar (h/t Finding Home Farms)
Outdoor bars are perfect for summer, and this one has more than enough space for all your drink making equipment! It's also a fairly easy project to tackle, even if you're a woodworking beginner.
6. Hanging table (h/t Green Wedding Shoes)
This is such a cool twist on the traditional picnic table! Setting it up would be way easier than building a picnic table from scratch, so it would be great if just need some temporary outdoor seating. However, I wouldn't mind having one in my yard all year round!
7. Illuminated photo display (h/t Redhead Can Decorate)
I've always loved photo walls, and this illuminated display is so eye-catching! It might be a bit tricky to find an old door with this many windows in it, but you could easily create a similar, smaller display with an old window.
8. Giant chalkboard (h/t Donation 2 Decor)
This might just be the perfect memo board! Not only does it have a chalkboard space for every day of the week, but all the chalkboards are magnetic so that you can hang any important papers up where they're easy to see.
9. Corner shelf (h/t Craftaholics Anonymous)
This corner shelf almost looks like an optical illusion, but it's really just a clever bit of woodworking! The shelves aren't big enough to serve as useful storage, but it would be a great focal piece for almost any room.
10. Outdoor planter rack (h/t Censensational Style)
If you're not very comfortable working with power tools, this is the project for you. This planter was made to go outside, but it's so cute that I think I'd almost want to keep it inside!
11. Entryway bench (h/t Friendly Home)
Get rid of that old chair by your front door and replace it with this gorgeous entryway bench! I love how simple and elegant it is, and it doesn't hurt that it has plenty of storage for jackets as well as a handy little drawer under the bench.
12. Bar with sliding door (h/t Design Sponge)
What a cool way to keep your alcohol out of sight but still easily accessible! This bar was made with an old horse stall door, but you could recreate the project with almost any sort of drawer. Don't be afraid to experiment!
13. Bookshelf (h/t Bulb To Blossom)
If cutting a door in half to create a corner shelf seems too difficult, you can get a similar look by simply attaching some shelves to the front of an old door. I especially love the built-in light at the top!
14. Nightstand (h/t Pretty Handy Girl)
Can you believe that this sweet little nightstand was made from an old door and a couple pieces of picket fencing? It brings a whole new meaning to "white picket fence"!
15. Coffee table (h/t eHow)
The best coffee tables are the ones that are unique and original. Take a look at this beauty that was made from an old door. This one is sure to be a show stopper in any living room.
16. Headboard (h/t Vintage Revivals Home & Garden Decor)
This rustic headboard is sure to bring charm to any bedroom. The best part? It doesn't cost you a ton. All you need is an old door and some lumber. You might even be able to repurpose some old lumber for this.
17. Leaning shelf (h/t Builders Surplus)
You can make a cool leaning shelf out of a five-panel door. Most of the materials needed are right in the door itself. Pretty cool, right? This is one of those projects that makes the most out of its materials.
18. Kitchen island from old closet doors (h/t Shabby DIY)
So this project uses closet doors but none the less they are still doors and this project is just too cool not to share! This gorgeous kitchen island would make a great addition to any home.
19. Garden planter shelf (h/t DecoArt Painter)
Take an old door and transform it into a place to put your potted plants. This would look great inside or out. It's not hard to do either. It seems like a big project but it's quite a beginner one.
20. Decorative coat rack (h/t Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford)
You can make a functional coat rack out of an old door that is also very personal. Take a look at this coat rack made from an old door that also doubles as picture frames.
21. Door decor (h/t Little Vintage Nest)
This DIY takes the idea of door decor and turns it literal. This door is being used as actual decor and it is simply stunning. Total farmhouse chic!
22. Entryway bench (h/t Ryobi Tools)
Greet your guests with a personalized entryway bench. You can customize this piece with your monogram and last name. An elaborate piece of decor that will really jazz up your decor.
23. Outdoor beverage station (h/t Brooklyn Limestone)
Entertain your guests all summer long at your very own beverage station. Get your hands on an old door and recreate this fantastic piece that you can put on your porch or patio.
24. Sofa (h/t Design Sponge)
Yes, seriously. You can make a sofa from old doors. Take a page from this DIY bloggers book and you can totally make yyour own functional and stylish sofa from old doors.
25. Entertainment console (h/t Saved by Love Creations)
Give your tv the proper and stylish home it deserves. You can repurpose an old door into a cool and unique entertainment console. An old door cut into pieces can easily be turned into a rolling unit.
26. Vintage door message board (h/t The DIY Mommy)
Keep yourself organized by reusing an old door and turning it into a vintage looking message board. You can switch this DIY up by adding cork instead of a chalkboard.
27. Outdoor picnic table (h/t Embracing Change)
If you do a lot of entertaining in the summer then this is one door DIY that you should add to your list. Take a look at this old door that was brought back to life and transformed into a stunning picnic table.
28. Privacy screen (h/t Not Just A Housewife)
Surrounded by neighbors? This is the DIY solution for you. You can create an easy privacy screen from old doors. paint them bright and fun colors for a nice pop to your backyard.
29. Large outdoor chair (h/t Dumped and Discovered)
Thinking outside the box, this large oversized chair takes a traditional chair and blows it up just a bit. Made from old doors and easy to make this would look great in any garden or on any porch.
30. Photo frame (h/t Photog Mommie)
Display your photographs in a unique and stunning way. Turn an old door with windows into one big family display. All your favorite memories in one giant DIY frame.
31. Wall display (h/t Better Homes and Gardens)
This piece of door is actually from an old garage door but it certainly does the trick for this DIY. What a creative way to repurpose and you can easily switch out the message based on the event or season. ​
32. Potting bench (h/t Cottage and Cabin)
An old door is a perfect material to make a DIY potting bench. The rusticness of this DIY fits perfectly in. the garden or an outdoor shed. Potting plants never has to be a chore again.
33. Trellis (h/t Old House Online)
On old screen door is perfect for a garden trellis. It's like they were almost made so that they could be repurposed into this. Paint them a nice pop of color so that they can be seen under the plants.
34. Toddler bed (h/t My Repurposed Life)
Old doors are just the right size to make a toddler bed. I love the pop of red on this one. Perfect for any child's bedroom and you'll get teh satisfaction from knowing that you repurposed and made your child a bed.
35. Door decor (h/t Industrial by Design)
This creative DIYer took the term door decor and turned it literal. They took two old beat up doors and refurbished them and then put them to work as decor statement pieces in their dining room. A unique and stunning display for any home.
36. Old door bed (h/t The Public)
We have all seen the headboards made out of old doors, but this DIY is a bit different because the whole bed is made out of doors. Four old doors are chopped up and reconstructed to make this cool vintage furniture.
37. Coffee tables (h/t Mr. Fix It)
You wouldn't even know that these coffee tables were made from an old door. This clever DIYer hallowed out the inside panels and replaced the insides with a chevron design. He took this old door down to the bare bones and rebuilt it into this one of a kind masterpiece.
38. Bench (h/t Jami Ray Vintage)
This door was cut up to make cute but vintage style bench for the front porch. I love the gorgeous turquoise color and how great it looks with a rustic finish.
39. Tabletop (h/t relaxshacksDOTcom)
This table top was made by using the frame portion of an old door. They replaced the inside of the door with pallet wood. I love the yellow color they chose for the frame. So bright and fun!
40. Workbench (h/t Handy Andy Workshop)
Not every DIY with an old door has to be about beauty and decor. This functional workbench was made with an old door. You would never know it but this workbench is perfect for you to create even more great DIYs on.
41. Primitive corner shelf (h/t Chris Laubach)
Much like the corner shelf before, except for this one shows you how to make a corner shelf out of an old door but with more of a primitive look. I love the rustic country style of this shelf unit.
42. Dining room table (h/t Redneck Restoration Show)
We have seen a ton of coffee tables made from old doors but here is an actual dining room table made from an old door. If your home needs a little rustic country style then this is the old door DIY for you.
43. Table that glows (h/t superdataman)
In broad daylight, this looks like an ordinary table. This "ordinary table" is made from an old door but shut the lights off and it doubles as a nightlight. Grooves are cut into the tops of the old door and then filled with glow in the dark paint.
44. Upgrade an old door (h/t Hip n Creative)
This side by side shot shows you an old door and an old door that has been upgraded. It's easy to do and will help you turn outdated doors into ones that look higher end.
45. Sliding door (h/t Lynn Fern)
I have seen thousands of sliding door projects but nothing as adorable as this one. I love this idea of taking a rounded door and using it as a sliding door. Plus, I love the bright red!
46. Door shelf (h/t Time Worn Interiors)
I don't know where one would find a large square door like this but if you ever get your hands on one don't let it go. This is stunning. Old corbels are used as brackets for the shelving. Just another element that makes this DIY top notch. ​
47. Long table (h/t The Sparkling Martins)
A long skinny door is used to make this unique table. Showing you that it doesn't matter the size or shape of the door it's all in what you do with it. Let your creativity take shape and you can use this as a little inspiration.
48. Jewelry display (h/t Jennifer Rizzo)
You can use an old door as a backdrop for a jewelry display. This one is in a store but you could so easily do this for your own personal jewelry collection as well.
49. Hall tree with shoe rack (h/t A little bit of something for everyone)
This DIY takes the old door hall tree but adds a little something extra — a built-in shoe rack. This DIY is not only gorgeous, it's functional, too. I love that there is a mirror, too.
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