You guys, it is the end of the school year and things are crazy around here!
Today I am going to share my Cubby Shelf made from Cupboard Doors...
I shared this last year as one of my contributor posts at My Repurposed Life.
Chalkboard labels, I am pretty much obsessed with how cute they make everything.
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Once I was able to dig some plywood from my stash of wood to use for making shelves, I set to work.
Kreg Rip-Cut to cut the plywood to size. Because the plywood was only 1/2'' thick I drilled 1/2 pocket holes with my Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig.
Kreg Right Angle Clamps! They make it easy to keep every thing together. In the above photos I am attaching the very bottom shelf to the cupboard door with my 1'' pocket hole screws and glue.
Then I nailed through the shelf into the divider to secure the top (bottom right) using my Ryobi nail gun.
To fix it, I just glued and nailed on another 1/2 strip of plywood over the top support pieces (not pictured).
leg mounting plates that I had waiting for a project.
To add a slight tilt to my legs I rigged the mounting plates with some paint stick scraps, lifting up the inside edges. Totally did the trick!
All of them are totally random boards, with different colors, but I was good with it, it will give the top some character. ;)
Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. Then I stained them with the same mix that I used on my Shoe Cubby Dresser.
When I made the kids storage bench for my sister in the fall I bought too much spray paint, and finally used what was left on this cubby shelf.
Done! Oh, and I did apply 3 coats of poly to the legs and wood top, sanding with 400 grit between coats 1 and 2.
Now for the cute chalkboard labels! I used small scraps of chipboard that were left over from cutting my back pieces and cut them all the same size.
After taping all the chipboard pieces together and using a wire basket to determine where to drill my holes, I drilled through all six pieces at once. Then I painted them with chalkboard paint and attached them to the baskets with wire.
After twisting and clipping the wires, I bent them down and applied hot glue to secure them and to cover the sharp edges of the wires. It worked like a charm!
That is a pretty awesome free project don't ya think!
Even my mismatched top looks pretty cool! I am happy to give my wire baskets a home, I have had them for over a year...
What about those legs!? Awww yeah!
I tried to stage this cubby shelf a few different ways to give you an idea of how useful it can be!
Aren't the cupboard door sides so pretty!? I love repurposing cabinet doors for building because they already have the decorative edge.
So many possibilities...for example you could triple your shelving like I did with my Cabinet Doors into Children's Desk. I still love that project, and the X obsession, is part of the reason!
Of course the ever popular bathroom storage!
I love that this shelf could go in any room in the house!
A last glance a the pretty top!
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Have you ever repurposed a cupboard door? I would love to hear what you have created!