If you’re looking for a unique DIY furniture project that will be both beautiful and practical, a piece that uses Furniture Rolling Door Hardware is a great option! Here are some great ideas for how you might use some of this hardware in your home!
Where do you keep your valuables? If they’re stashed in your dresser drawer, bedroom closet, or maybe even your freezer, they’re exactly where a thief will search first. Other places they’re sure to check are under your mattress, in medicine cabinets, inside toilet tanks, and in bookshelves (including false books). If you’re going to thwart a potential burglar, you’re going to have to do better.
If you’ve seen a well-designed home featuring a rolling barn door (or beautiful examples of rolling barn doors around the web), you’ve probably thought about installing one in your own home. Do you love the idea but aren’t quite sure where you’d put one? Take a look at these perfect ways to use a rolling barn door in your home!
Ever wanted a secret passage in your home? Check out these Hidden Bookcase Doors.
Some of us love the very thought of hiding places and hidden spaces. Here’s a chance for the mystery lover we all know to bring that bit of fantasy into their home. Where would your secret door take you—to your own personal writing room? The survivalists among us could develop a “safe room” or “panic room.” Perhaps you have a secret treasure, or the details of an ominous inheritance or family secret. Got a skeleton that needs a closet?
The InvisiDoor hidden Bi-fold Bookcase Door can not only house your favorite mystery books, but can become part of the mystery itself – talk about setting the tone or having a theme for your room!
After remodeling your kitchen cabinets, you will probably have a large amount of debris left over. Instead of throwing away your old cabinet doors, save them! There are so many easy and affordable ways to repurpose and reuse your old kitchen cabinet doors. Here are a few ideas we found online with links to the project so you can even do it yourself.
Use an old cabinet door as a lovely serving tray. Simply prime and pant the door- add a lovely design if you want like the one shown above- and you”re done. Adding drawer pulls will add an elegant look and also serve as handles for easy carrying.
Use your old cabinet doors as a way to display your favorite pieces of art. Spruce up any bare wall space by hanging up your old cabinet doors. There are so many options here- you can add your favorite photo to the center, create your own piece of art using craft supplies or add items such as vases for a 3-D effect. The possibilities are endless when you use an old cabinet door as a frame.
You probably wouldn”t think of using an old kitchen staple and turning it into a bedroom item you”ll use each and every night, but this easy headboard tutorial will show you otherwise. It adds a regal look to your bedroom and is surprisingly easy and cheap to complete (it only costs about $15!)
Take an old cabinet door and paint the center with chalkboard paint, leaving the raised or recessed outside panels as a decorative border. You can add monograms or text to the panels to personalize this as a gift, or just leave it plain. These make great housewarming gifts and are a fun way to display what”s for dinner, the shopping list, or even to use as a greeting for house guests. If you”re not into using chalk, try applying a magnetic paint instead for a cute magnetic memo board to hang in any room.
Make a cute coat hanger with an old cabinet door, some hooks and a fresh coat of paint. This is perfect for entryways, closets, or even in your bedroom as a place to hand purses or jewelry. Experiment with different sizes and types of hooks as well as patterns and designs with the paint.
What better way to utilize space and add some character to your home than with an easy-to-install door? The Murphy Door, also referred to as “the amazing bi-fold Hide-A-Door” or the bookshelf closet door, does just that.
The Murphy Door is essentially a set of bookshelves with unique hardware that turns them into a closet door. The outside of the door looks like a regular bookshelf, but with a simple tug on the center columns, it glides open to reveal a hidden room or closet.
The Murphy Door is easily customizable. You can choose from MDF (usually in black or white) or popular wood types (such as oak or maple) so your door will match the style and look of your home. The universal hardware fits 4’, 5’ and 6’ doors, and you can choose the door opening width of your choice.
The door is also very versatile. It adds function and style to any room in your home, including your bedroom, family room, a guest room, your home office or even in your kitchen as a way to hide your pantry. It also can hide unattractive rooms like the laundry room or a cluttered closet. It turns old or boring closet doors into an exciting place to display and store whatever you desire- books, collectibles, home goods or pantry items. The innovative and quality construction of these doors allows them to easily hold over 300 pounds. When the doors open, nothing will fall off of the shelves due to the unique hardware.
The Murphy Door bookshelf kit comes with everything you need to assemble your own hidden door- including the hardware, parts and pieces for the valance. The common tools that are required for the installation are a hammer, finish nails or brad nailer, a hack saw, a drill or screwdriver, a tape measure and a level. For a semi-skilled carpenter, the process will take about 1 ½ to 2 hours, while for a novice it may take around 3. Instructions with 3D drawings make this door easy to install.
It is rare to find someone these days who is as dedicated and passionate about their craft as Dan Nauman is. Master blacksmith Dan Nauman practices his work at Bighorn Forge- his shop that is located in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Nauman began forging in 1979 and has since opened up other shops and become a full-time forger. He has taught, demonstrated and lectured about forging at a variety of institutions and locations across the country, sharing his wealth of knowledge and exceptional work of his craft with others. You can sign up for a forging workshop or blacksmith class here.
Nauman designs and makes a variety of work, including door hardware (handles, hinges, latches, door knockers), fences, railings, gates, fireplace tools, lighting (chandeliers, candelabras and wall sconces), sculptures and window hardware (curtain rods, grilles and false balconies). His variety of work can be seen in homes, businesses and institutions alike.
His work varies widely, but always features the highest of quality and most imaginative of details. His works often feature flowing forms, different types of metal and intricate designs. He is often inspired by the natural world and the teachings of Jesus Christ. He takes materials most people would consider to be junk or antiques and uses them as tools to create beautiful art. His methods are based on controlled use of the hammer, using accepted forging discipline.
Nauman has won two international awards for his design and workmanship from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) for a chandelier made for the “Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion” in Milwaukee, WI, and for a sculptural gate made for a private party residing in Port Washington, WI. He has also received two grants to study and promote famed metal master Cyril Colnik’s work through a video documentary. Later on, he had the opportunity to redesign the Cyril Colnik galleries at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.
CS Hardware is excited to feature some of Nauman’s beautiful work on the hand forged iron pieces on their rolling barn door. You can purchase these indoor rolling doors at CS Hardware’s website and see the different roller strap styles he created. To learn more about Nauman, you can visit his website or blog.