Deja Vu Construction

Friday, September 25, 2009

Custom Fit Eco-conscious Shelves, Closets and
Storage Solutions For All Your Home Storage Needs


Are you looking for something more eco friendly and better looking than cheap particle board closet kits covered with vinyl? That is exactly why I decided to design closet and storage solutions using old doors. I realized that all I needed to do was cut discarded doors to size on my table saw and fill the open ends with lumber, then paint them. Since doors are framed with wood and "skinned" with hardboard they are lightweight, but very stable. Think of the abuse that doors must take with everyday use. As shelves they are very strong and can be cut very wide which is excellent for use in kids rooms where large toys and big boxes are stored.

With 15 years of experience as a professional organizer I can help you design a closet to fit your storage needs and patterns of use. My training as a carpenter and handy woman give you one stop shopping for both design and execution for a very reasonable price. If you just need one or two shelves installed I'd be happy to do that too. I also offer my services as a handywoman to do general home repairs, carpentry, light electrical, drywall repair, installations, assembly and many other fix-it jobs.

Please call me for a free estimate
Amanda aka Handymanda
650 367-6313
akovattana@aol.com

4 Comments:

  • Amanda! I LOVE the site, and what you're doing! Some beautiful handiwork too! In later editions of my book, or in a subsequent one, I'll have to interview you when/if I come to that point. Funny thing too, my book has a cabin made ENTIRELY from old wooden/recycled doors. I've also use them to make bunkbeds, outdoor work (saw) tables, and chicken coops. Heck, I have 5-6 recycled/refinished doors in my own home (the other ones from my bosses dumpster that I DIDN'T use- I sold for over $1000 on craigslist!. Anyway, keep up the great work- I'll link you from my blog. Any feedback/review of the book when it arrives would be HUGELY appreciated!
    -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
    http://www.relaxshacks.com

    By Blogger Derek, at 8:19 AM  

  • I follow your blog for a long time and must tell you that your posts always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers. Keep it up.
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    By Blogger Kati2010, at 9:20 AM  

  • I love that you have turned this into a business. We started re-using old doors as shelves (though not nearly as elegantly as you!) in the shed and workshop when we were renovating our suburban home 10 years ago. It was then that we were disgusted with the amount of material that we put into a dumpster.

    We have begun work on renovating our retirement home, and are re-using and re-purposing as much of the materials as we can ourselves. What we aren't, we are offering up to others free, or at reasonable prices. Even our 'new' doors are recycled heritage doors!

    By Blogger DeuxHirondelles, at 4:58 AM  

  • I love that you have turned this into a business. We started re-using old doors as shelves (though not nearly as elegantly as you!) in the shed and workshop when we were renovating our suburban home 10 years ago. It was then that we were disgusted with the amount of material that we put into a dumpster.

    We have begun work on renovating our retirement home, and are re-using and re-purposing as much of the materials as we can ourselves. What we aren't, we are offering up to others free, or at reasonable prices. Even our 'new' doors are recycled heritage doors!

    By Blogger DeuxHirondelles, at 5:00 AM  

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