Yesteryear listening to Radio - Today its a liquor cabinet !

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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 11-04-2010 05:25 AM 3491 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this old radio cabinet at Auction.It appears to have been sitting outside for some time, the top was peeled, One side peeled at bottom. The guy had to clear out his place by October 31. His building was condemned. Auctioned off whatever didn’t sell through last week. I brought 2 of these home $5. each, plus a numerous amount of old lumber and mouldings (two 1/2 ton truck loads) Plenty of spindles and legs from tables and chairs.
I wanted to convert this radio cabinet into a liquor cabinet.To do this I put a new Solid Walnut top on, replace the side trim at bottom with solid walnut. Remove the radio guts, put a back on cabinet, and LUCKILY I had a walnut door from another sale that was perfect height, I needed to add 3/8 inch moulding to opening to make the door work. (It is in shop tonight drying) Stained the cabinet with Minwax Dark walnut stain. Putting satin polycrylic on tomorrow AM. Adding castors to bottom. The old legs were rotted on bottom, cut 1” off. EVERYTHING is from reclaimed materials.
Once again, thought of camera after I ws almost done ! SORRY, no before’s.

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 02:44 PM

What a sweet project! Your imagination and reuse are to be applauded. Be nice to have a shot of the interior empty and then stocked.
Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 02:58 PM

Great job!! Nice save.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 03:11 PM

I really enjoy doing restoration of old furniture.
Your use of the old radio cabinet is inspired and I’m sure you’ll enjoy having ‘spirits’ living inside!


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#4 posted 11-04-2010 03:57 PM

Unique Idea

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 04:30 PM

Really nice. A bit of glass in the door would lighten it up a bit and remind you of what’s in there :)

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