DIY-K: Door to Headboard Project
This past weekend I moved from a large open loft with lots of space for junk into a more finished and organized space. This inevitably left me with the question of what to do with all of the great salvage finds I have acquired off the streets of New York over the last year.
One such find was an old wooden door I stumbled upon a block from my old apartment. I was immediately drawn to the rustic look of the door and carried it home. I had been using it as decor for the living space of my old loft, but as it came time to move I knew that if I wanted to keep it I would have to find a new purpose for it.
After some brainstorming I decided to turn the old door into a headboard for my bed. The first step in this process was to remove the peeling paint from the door. I used a flat edged chisel for this task and it worked wonderfully.
After removing the paint, it was all a matter of sanding the heck out of this thing. I spent a good four or five hours removing the aged layers of varnish that the wood was coated with in the sanding process. After I sanded the wood down to a nice smooth finish, I applied a couple coats of wax and a flaxseed oil to give it a bit of shine.
Posted by Nicholas VanKuren