Old Stereo Cabinet Conversion – New Media Center

The husband has worked off and on for months to complete this conversion!  Finally finished, we brought it into the shop today.  Before pictures below.

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I really am surprised he thought to try this conversion!

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This was a piece that was extremely heavy due to the phonograph, radio and huge speaker originally found inside the mahogany cabinet.  The doors on top opened from top to bottom to allow access to the phonograph and radio.  Both sides needed shelves installed to cover the holes left from pulling the equipment out.  One of the bottom doors was fixed in place because of the speaker behind it and both were covered in filthy fabric.  Shelves were installed here too, I believe, and he added a back where there had not been one.

 

Voila – finished cabinet!IMG_2654

All four doors open now

All four doors open now-the bottom two are open for access by remote

This turned out beautifully and can be very useful now – we think of it as a media cabinet, of course.  It can be used for other things too.

End of story:  He says he will never do another one regardless of how inexpensive the cabinet is (I didn’t not bring it home to him).  He did learn how to convert fixed doors, change their configuration, remove old stereo stuff and that his wife complains (loudly!) when things are too heavy (in her opinion) to easily move around.

Sharing with the ladies at Vintage Charm #16 and Talk of the Town #5

5 thoughts on “Old Stereo Cabinet Conversion – New Media Center

  1. I just dragged the exact same piece out of a barn this week in the same condition. I now have a pretty good idea what to do with it. I do have a question though, did you leave the radio in the upper right door?

  2. Hi Rob! We gutted the entire thing and removing the radio made it much lighter and more useful. Our daughter claimed it for her house and loves it!

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