Guest DIY post submitted
by Jeanne Winters
My husband hauled this treasure home one day from the dump — a solid hardwood core and ALL the glass in perfect condition! We thought we could use it to replace our pocket or office door in our 1930s home — but alas, that never happened.
Still, I had high hopes for alternative uses for it. First it was going to hang in the living room to showcase black and white photos. Then after our next housing move I knew this door was going in the office … it just took a while to find it’s way there!
After hesitating over painting the wood, I bit the bullet. The wood grain was so beautiful … but somehow it wasn’t old enough to be “cool.” So, black it is!
Next came the cork. The sheets came in 1/8″ an 1/4″ depths. Since I was adhering it to the glass, I had to be sure the standard 3/8″ push pins would not put any pressure on the glass itself. For a standard cork board, you can get away with applying a thin sheet of cork to a wood or MDF backing.
Because the wood panes on the door are routed, I thought using two – 1/4″ sheets and making a total depth of 1/2″ would make the cork stick out too far. So, I chose to buy one roll and glue 3 – 1/8″ layers on each pane. Phew! :-) It was recommended to use linoleum paste. Messy stuff!!!
For aesthetic reasons, I opted to leave 4 panes uncorked. And after leaning against my wall for a few months, we managed to get this baby hung over the holiday break!
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I snapped these pics so you can see my board clearly before I fill it up with my stuff!