Over run with windows!

November 13th, 2008 in member junk     
Amber_Furness Amber_Furness, member
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First of all, just found your site, and I am IN LOVE!  I can't get enough of the pictures everyone posts and all the great ideas and junk finds!  Here's my dilemma, and I was hoping to get some feedback:  I got on a kick with wooden window frames and making things out of them.  I couldn't stop collecting them.  Then I came across a set of French doors with the original wavy glass and hardware.  I had to have them!  Come to find out, I can't retro-fit them in my house, so now I have a set of french doors and nothing to do with them.  Any suggestions would be welcome, as I seem to have a horrible time parting with my "junk'!  Thanks so much, and again, LOVE LOVE LOVE this site!


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Comments (10)

Psn4clr writes: Try building a deep bookcase the size of the door and use the door as "The Door". I bet it would look fantastic! Posted: 7:53 am on December 15th
Amber_Furness writes: Thank you for all of the great ideas! I, too, had thought about making it into a room divider of sorts and think it will look awesome propped in a corner of my living room (using corbels for stands), with my other "junk" find ~ an antique bow front dresser I picked up at a yard sale for $15! I'll be sure to post some pictures when I get it all done. (The dresser will be getting a fresh paint job and glass knobs) I just need to learn to cut back on the amount of "junk" I bring home since my house is very small and a bigger house just isn't in the budget right now! Thank you all for the suggestions and I hope to be able to post some of my creations soon!
Oh, and another question ~ can anyone recommend any good junking places around the Portland, OR area? Thanks again! Posted: 1:41 pm on November 14th
csudderth writes: Hi- Welcome to the site. It is great to have a find and share ideas. We recycle more than junk--we recycle each other's ideas too!! Those are really great doors and you've got some good input already of ways to use them. Another site that has some good ideas for windows is http://www.robomargo.com Margo has tabs for different projects and she has a whole section for windows.
Christy Posted: 8:01 pm on November 13th
justjunky writes: If I was lucky enough to have these I would use them as room dividers that I would actually insert into my wall and incase like windows...I have a structural wall in my home that I cannot open up without sacrificing the stuctural integrity of the second story of my house. Light would be able to filter through, but not noise from the other room...which is kind of like a sunroom...lots of windows.
My second thought is to use them on the front of a large, shallow display cabinet...would be great for dishes. You could make this to be free standing or built in. If you take the sheetrock (or whatever wall covering you have up) off and expose the studs, you can build shelves in between the studs, finish out by painting and then use the french door for the doors. I have a pantry like this in my home for canned goods and it was unused space!
~Monica Posted: 7:51 pm on November 13th
kopykatkim writes: I also thought of a room divider I have put 3 old doors together for this purpose. I also used stained glass paints and did a treatment in the glass. Welcome and hope to see alot more of your junk>
Kim Posted: 7:29 pm on November 13th
lovethejunk writes: Welcome Amber,

I also have a thing with wooden windows and I also had no idea about what to do, I have a few things posted on this site of what I did, i love coming home everyday and seeing what new things all my junk buddies have come up with, The doors are beautiful and would make a great table. Also go to the site that Gretchen had suggested, you will be amazed. Welcome to the family and Have fun and Enjoy>

Joan Posted: 5:47 pm on November 13th
italianpeasant writes: hi & welcome, i built an arbor & put my doors on one side slightly open for an entry way :) Posted: 5:46 pm on November 13th
MimiToria writes: http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/468/graduation-photo-board

Lani's personal website:

Lanette has a blog and also has more photos on it, but the French door one is towards the beginning of her blog from last Spring.

I hope this is helpful.
Posted: 5:39 pm on November 13th
saclark writes: Hi Amber! Welcome! These are great doors. I don't know how sturdy they are, but I had a front door just like yours and I made a table out of it. Getting a piece of glass cut for the top was quite expensive, but it was still a cheaper dining room table than you can get at the store. Let me know, if you want I can post a picture of my table.

Again, welcome and keep posting!

Sharon Posted: 5:38 pm on November 13th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to the site! I'm so happy you found it. I too love this site and am addicted to it. Just a hint to help you enjoy it more - if you find a member post that you really like and seems to be of your interest/style if you click on their posting name they use it will bring you to all of their posted projects they've ever posted. This is a great tool, but a lot of people aren't aware of it.
The first thing I thought of when I saw your post question was to turn them into a room divider by attaching hinges to them. Another idea is to use them as a photo display. Check out Lani's post of her project where she did this for her home and used hers to display her sons graduation photos for his high school open house. The rest of the year she has hers in a corner behind a comfy chair, and it is just an awesome addition. I love your window you found and can understand why you don't want to part with them.
I will post the url for Lani's post in a new comment, as I need to find it on this site.
Gretchen Posted: 5:36 pm on November 13th
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