How to Turn a Door into a Desk

How to Turn a Door into a Desk


Learn How to Turn a Door into a Desk with this easy project. Laura used a door from her first home with her husband which makes this project extra special. Transform an old door with Krylon spray paint and give it a new purpose as a craft table in your home.

Primary TechniquePainting

Difficulty LevelBeginner


  • 1 Screwdriver
  • 2 Dropcloths
  • Antique Door
  • 4 Cans of Krylon® Dual® Paint + Primer - Watermelon
  • 2 Sawhorse table legs


  1. Remove Hardware From Door
  2. Paint Door
  3. Put Hardware Back
  4. Rest Door on Sawhorse Legs and Use It!

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thank you for the idea,

Although I have not made a door into a desk I know it is VERY easy to do. About 50 years ago my Mom made two desks with doors using filing cabinets on either end instead of saw horses. The only issue I see on this particular project is that the surface is not entirely flat which would require some sort of additional surface if you plan to hand write something.


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