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Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


As-is goldmine, Part 2: doors are not just for cabinets

Materials: drill, screwdriver, level, patience

While hunting in the as-is room for materials for another project my boyfriend/handyman and I found these extra tall cabinet doors that we determined would be a great fit for the small utility closet we built at the top of our basement steps. Since it faces another door we needed something low-profile but taller and less flimsy than the bi-fold doors we thought we’d be stuck with.

Unfortunately, only one had a handle and there were half as many hinges as we needed, but we learned that our local IKEA keeps a bin of loose hardware (ouch) by the customer service area. So we were able to score the remaining pieces after about 20 minutes of tetanus-worthy scavenging (and one trip to another area IKEA.)

While the doors themselves were not really altered, the hack (and the bulk of the blood/sweat/tears and swearing) was in making a proper door jamb and hanging the doors level without the use of the pre-drilled holes IKEA so kindly provides for you on their cabinetry.

This was one of the best finds we ever came across there, and they match our kitchen cabinets just a few feet away!

~ Larissa Mogano, Philadelphia

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2 Responses to As-is goldmine, Part 2: doors are not just for cabinets

  1. Anonymous says:

    They’re a brown-black from a wardrobe I believe. Not sure of the exact model.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Which doors are these?

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