Glue together 3 cupboard doors to create brand new furniture for your bedroom

Keeping your kitchen on-trend can mean updating or replacing your cupboards from time to time. When the latter is the case, don’t rush to throw out those old cupboard doors until you consider the many beneficial ways they could be repurposed. In fact, with just some time and the right tools, you can reorganize and refinish your cupboard doors to become a fashionable and unique headboard for your bedroom.
Three cupboard doors are what you'll need to create a headboard that fits a twin or full bed. While this DIY headboard comes with the added benefit of incorporating personal style into your bedroom design, it also means big savings by avoiding a purchase from a designer-name brand. The process is fairly simple, and the end product is sure to be eye-catching. Once you've aligned the cupboard doors, you can frame them and secure them with brackets to create a headboard customized to size. Adding a fresh coat of bright paint covers any remnants of the cupboard door below and leaves the headboard looking as good as new!
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Materials
-3 old cupboard doors
-Cordless power drill
-P220 sanding disc
-Electric sander
-Sanding sponge
-Towel
-Dusting brush
-Wood glue
-Table clamp (2)
-Metal plate with dual attachment points (2)
-Pencil
-Short screws (6)
-Ruler
-Long cuts of wood (2)
-A short cut of wood
-Power saw
-Long screws (2)
-Small metal brackets (6)
-Home Decor Chalk in yellow
-Large paintbrush
-Plastic gloves
Instructions
1. Collect a set of three old cupboard doors of identical dimensions, and place them against the wall.
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2. Remove the hooks off each of the cupboard doors by removing the screws with a cordless power drill.
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3. Sand down the front of each cupboard door with an electric sander fitted with a P220 disc.
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4. Sand the edges and crevices of each cupboard door using a sanding sponge.
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5. Wipe down the surface of each cupboard door with a towel to remove excess debris once the sanding is complete.
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6. Run a dusting brush over the surface of each door to remove debris from small corners.
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7. Make sure the above process is done for all 3 cupboards. Flip the cupboard doors upside down, and place them side by side. Make sure the doors are vertical and that the long edges touch.
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8. Line the edges of the cupboard doors that touch with wood glue, and press them together firmly to attach.
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Use two table clamps to help the doors dry into a single unit.
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9. Position a small metal plate with dual attachment points vertically across the center of the middle cupboard door and the right cupboard door. Make sure half of the plate reaches the center and the other half extends over the right cupboard door.
10. Mark each of the attachment points with a pencil.
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11. Remove the metal plate, and drill a shallow hole into each pencil mark.
12. Replace the metal plate, and secure it between the two doors using a cordless power drill and two screws.
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13. Attach a second metal plate between the middle door and left door in an identical fashion.
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14. Position a long cut of wood along the short edge of the three cupboard doors on the right side. This will be one of the legs of the final headboard.
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15. Position a short cut of wood at the top of the three cupboard doors, and use a ruler and pencil to mark where the two boards meet.
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16. Repeat this measuring process on the left side of the doors, and mark where the boards meet.
17. Cut the boards to size as needed using a power saw, so that the two headboard legs are even and the short board is perfectly sized to frame in the top edge of the cupboard doors.
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18. Apply wood glue to each of the cuts of wood, and press the edges to the three cupboard doors as a frame.
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19. Drill shallow holes at the top corner where the boards meet, and use a long screw on each side to secure the boards to the top of the cupboard doors.
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20. Attach small, metal brackets around the perimeter of the headboard, and use a short screw to attach each to the wood frame.
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There will be two brackets on the left, top and right side of the cupboard doors at the end of this step.
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21. Flip the headboard right-side-up so the front of the cabinet doors are facing out, and it’s supported on the wood frame.
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22. Sand the frame with a sanding sponge to smooth the surface.
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23. Wipe down the entire headboard and frame with a cloth.
24. Paint the front of the cupboard doors and wood frame in yellow Home Decor Chalk. Consider wearing plastic gloves to protect the skin while painting.
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25. Add as many coats of yellow paint as you need to cover the cupboard doors below.
26. Place the finished headboard behind a mattress and bed set. Feel free to stack pillows in front that contrast the color of the headboard in an eye-catching manner.
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