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10 DIY Projects You Can Make With Old Cabinet Doors

If you’ve ever been to a Habitat For Humanity ReStore, then you know that cabinet doors are abundant and cheap.  Every since my trip there a few weeks back, when I saw the row after row with stack after stack of brand new cabinet doors, I’ve been trying to think of projects that can be made with cabinet doors.

Are you aware that cabinet doors can be used for more than just hiding stacks of dishes in your kitchen cabinets?  Oh, there’s a whole world of possibilities out there!  Here are some of the great projects I found made out of cabinet doors.


1.  Turn a cabinet door into a chalkboard:

Cabinet door chalk board from Lolly Jane (left) and Life In The Fun Lane (right).



2.  Turn a cabinet door into a serving tray:

Cabinet doors made into serving trays from Crafty Nest (left) and Pumpkin Pie Crafts (right).



3.  Use a cabinet door as a frame for a large photo.

Cabinet door used as a frame from Joy Is At Home



4.  Turn a cabinet door into a decorative clip board:

Decorative clip board from The Creative Crate



5.  Turn a cabinet door into a chess board (or other board game):

Chess board from Just Something I Made



6.  Make a photo collage using a cabinet door:

Photo collage from A Thousand Words



7.  Create a coat hanger using a cabinet door:

Coat hangers from Crafty Scrappy Happy



8.  Turn a cabinet door into a jewelry organizer:

Jewelry holder from Life Made Interesting



9.  Use cabinet doors to organize office and craft supplies:

Office and craft supplies organizer from Meridian Road



10. Turn a cabinet door into wall art:

Wall art from A Turtle’s Life For Me



So have you used cabinet doors in creative ways?  Chalkboards and cork boards are definitely the “go to” craft that people like to make with old cabinet doors, but there are so many other creative ways that people have used them!  If you have a brilliant idea, please share!

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    March 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I especially like the tray idea! That is something that I would need!

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    March 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I pinned this tutorial for making a footstool out of a cabinet door recently…

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    March 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I even pinned turning cabinets into mirrors and mentioned ReStore! Very cute ideas!

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    Lesli @ Beautifully Coastal Design Blog
    March 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Absolutely awesome ideas! I haven’t been to ReStore yet, i’ll have to go check it out.

    Lesli @

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    Jodie Lynch
    March 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I just scored some free ones.

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    gertie @ The Old Block House
    March 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Love all the ideas! I so wish we had a rehab store here.

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    March 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Here’s the wall hanging that I made: . I’ve also made magnet boards but haven’t posted that yet! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

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    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
    March 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Great ideas – I may need to make that chess board!

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    March 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Great ideas I hadn’t thought of! I make chalkboards out of cabinet doors, but I love all the other uses! I just found some extra doors in the garbage. Now I have more ideas! Thanks for sharing. -K

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    March 14, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Great post. I will be making some of these projects. Thanks

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    March 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Loved this post. My home could use all 10 of these things. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Lolly Jane
    August 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Kristi!

    Thanks for featuring our chalkboard (: You’re one of our fave blogs to check out, don’t know how I missed this?

    XOXO, Kelli and Kristi

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    January 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I did this piece of wall art from a glass-front door. We LOVE it.

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    October 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for the help.

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    Debbie Perkins
    November 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Love the ideas. I had made my mind up about some large cabinet doors that I had bought to use as changing screens. (I do alterations 🙁 ) I am making a frame for underneath these doors using 1x4s and some antique spindles from stair hand rails. They are 2.50 each. The doors have recessed panels, top and bottom. I figured that I could have glass cut to drop in these, putting pics and such in there. Ready to go now! Thanks for the neat ideas. I plan on using a couple.

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    Kristi S
    January 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I’m not sure which idea I like the best. I think they’re all great!! We have a Habitat store nearby and I love shopping there and looking for new ideas. So these are great!
    By the way, I like your name too. 🙂

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