If you snag fantastic shutters with their original painted finish, consider building a bookcase or open cabinet to size.Table To make a console table from an old shutter, you can simply screw four table-length legs into the four corners so the shutter forms the table's top.
Since an armoire made from a shuttered bookcase isn't as deep as store-bought versions, it's easy to tuck them into your kitchen, bath, or bedroom.The hardest part of the project is finding a pair of shutters with the right height and combined width.It's also a great way to reuse architectural salvage that might otherwise end up in a landfill.Here are six ideas to get you started: Cabinet or Armoire Hinge a pair of old shutters to an open bookcase to turn it into a closed cabinet or armoire, depending on the bookcase height.It's hard to decorate a table with an uneven surface.
To make a shutter side table, you'll need four shutters with the same height and width.
Position the shutters to form a box-style base, with a shutter forming each side of the box.
Short bookcases that are wider than they are tall make ideal entry tables or living room consoles once you add a pair of shutter doors.
Adding shutters to tall bookcases makes them ideal as hidden storage for linens, clothing or dishes.
By Leah French Give your home a vintage look by building furniture out of old shutters.
Repurposing shutters as furniture is more environmentally friendly than buying new, and it costs far less.