Return to the Trash To Treasure Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
New use for patio doors??

Posted by chickadee__3a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 08 at 20:30

We recently replaced patio doors in a bedroom with windows. The 2 sliding doors (wood frame,double glass 6'x3' each) are in reasonably good shape and it seems to me they could be put to good use.They're very heavy. The only thing I could think of is making a table. Do any of you crafty folks have a suggestion?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: New use for patio doors??

I think a glass top table would be a great thing to do with the doors. Would it be safe to use something like a sawhorse as ends? I wounder if they would be sturdy enough??? You could nait wooden pieces to the end(s) sides so the glass door sits down inside those wooden pieces and holds it in place. Maybe even another sawhorse in the middle?

You could also use them for a cold frame for plants. Either go all out and make something elaborate with them (check garden mags for ideas) or just prop them up against one another making a teepee with them. Secure them with latches and hooks (?? - you can tell I'm not the handyman around here, LOL)or with something where they touch so they don't fall.

Check out "Robolady" posts and her website. She's got some great ideas for stuff like that. Find one of her posts in this forum and she usually posts a link to her T2T blog.

Sal


 o
RE: New use for patio doors??

Here chickadee, try this link.
My first thought as someone who likes mosaics and has worked with safety glass, is to break the darn things!
LOL!

Here is a link that might be useful: T2T


 o
RE: New use for patio doors??

I've seen someone on another forum post a picture of a greenhouse they made with old sliding glass doors. I think there were two on each side. I thought it was pretty cool.


 o
RE: New use for patio doors??

Thanks for the suggestions. We are replacing another set of doors this summer , so I`ll have 4 doors. The greenhouse idea sounds interesting.


 o
RE: New use for patio doors??

The way things are going with produce in this country it would probably be a good use of the doors to make your own greenhouse or at the very least a green room. If you have a pool you could make a very neat changing room with the doors.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Trash To Treasure Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here