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Old 05-17-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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What should I do with this Icehouse door??


Hello all, new member/first post. I saved this Jamison Icehouse door from a trip to the landfill. My original thought was to make a frame and drop it in to make a table top. I don't want to remove any hinges or latches, so a eating table is not practical, but just a general gathering table should work. My wife had other ideas with it. I know I don't want to paint or stain it. It's got a good look to it as is. What all suggestions do you have? I want make it a functional piece of furniture.
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That's a great find... full of character....

Maybe a back counter to a bar or game room... with the hinges mounted up horizontally on the wall...

Or, depending on the entry walkway to your home... maybe a completely phony door on the walkway... just posted in for decoration

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How heavy is it?

Interior sliding "barn doors" are all the rage. This would make a great sliding door if it's not too heavy to put on a track, though I think you'd have to remove the hardware.

The way the hinges stick out the side like that, it might pose a safety hazard if you make any kind of interior table.
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As a table it wouldn't be just an issue with the hinges and the handle but all of the trim.
Just a thought, not necessarily a good one, but you could provide a frame to attach the hinges and then cover the entire door with a glass top. That would preserve the door and its looks while providing a nice very large table.

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Depending on your available wall space and taste in decor, I might just mount the whole thing on the wall as a piece of art deco or art nuveau or art whatever you want to call it.

That, or you'll just have to build your own ice house to put the door in front of.
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Some clear Lucite "ice cubes" acting as spacers to support a tempered glass top of suitable thickness? (Particularly if 4 sides of the cubes are wavy to resemble ice.) The corners of the top should be rounded and the edges ground with a slight radius (unless you put the top in a frame). A pair of iceman's tongs (for blocks, not cubes), an ice saw, some ice-picks, etc, scattered on the door should add interest.

EDIT -- The glass top should probably be larger than the door to protect people from the projecting hinges.
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