Turn an old window into a cabinet

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Need a cabinet or cupboard? Why not make one with reclaimed windows?

Old Window Pane Cabinet

Turning an old window into a DIY cabinet is very easy. Plus, it can be much cheaper than buying a new unit, especially if you happen to own an old window already or have extra timber from a previous project you can use.

So forget about buying a new cabinet – this DIY project is better and more interesting! It’s rustic and unique, making it a piece of furniture with character. Now that’s another conversation starter you can have at home. ;)

Is this going to be your next project?


  • Old Window(s)
  • 1/2″ Plywood
  • 3/4″ Plywood
  • Hinges
  • Door Knob(s)
  • Wood Screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint of choice


  • Measuring Tape
  • Circular Saw
  • Brad Nailer
  • Cordless Drill
  • Spirit Level

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Thanks to My Creative Days for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here