Have you ever come across cabinet doors and drawers and have always wondered what you could make out of an old drawer front? I decided to repurpose old drawer fronts into risers.
We are in the process of a major remodel in our basement and we are tearing out the pressed wood cabinets.
I am keeping all the drawer fronts and doors to use for other projects because they are solid oak. If the cabinet bases were solid wood or even a nice plywood we would have kept them. Stay tuned as I will be doing other repurposed projects with all of these pieces.
I cut up the spindles to make feet and I also used wood furniture knobs that I have removed over the years. I knew I was saving these knobs for some kind of project.
I predrilled holes in the wood feet and used dowel screws to attach to the drawer fronts.
For the small wood knobs, I countersank(so the screws don’t stick out and scratch a table) from the bottom and attached with a wood screw from the bottom.
I painted, lightly distressed and sealed with light brown wax.
I stained one of the risers darker and kept in the wood because I think the wood riser is perfect for my “Secret Santa.” This month the Power Tool Challengee team is making a gift for another team member and we will be mailing them to surprise the other members. We reveal all the projects (see all of them below) to our viewers first.
A message to my Secret Santa Recipient- I hope you like the repurposed old drawer front riser and I can’t wait to see how you use it in your home!
Make sure you visit each of the wood projects below to see how they were made and maybe you can make one and give as a gift too!
H2OBungalow – Simple DIY Rustic Garland
Sweet Pea – Patchwork Wood Christmas Tree
The Handyman’s Daughter – DIY Driftwood Christmas Tree Ornament
Designed Decor – Repurposed Drawer Front Display Riser
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