|Forum topic by hhhopks||posted 08-31-2015 04:58 PM||539 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-31-2015 04:58 PM
It seems like the era of CRT based design cabinets are over. These cabinets are just too big & bulky to move. These type of furniture are often going cheap. I have just seen a walnut veneer plywood armoire solid walnut trimmings (non-production piece by a professional) for $40 and it is 1/2 price day. For the price, you can’t even buy the hardware. Still no takers. I didn’t get it because it was just too big (probably around 40” across) and will be too hard to get it down to the basement. CL routinely list these cabinets for $100 or less.
Not that I have something to offer but I am hoping other LJ members may have. I would appreciated if you can share with us with your ideas or how you have repurposed this style of obsolete furniture. What is the new function? What are some of the conversion challenges. It would be great if you have pictures. Thanks in advance for sharing.
Because of the significance of cost saving and time, I am thinking of getting one and convert it to a hand tool storage cabinet. Since there are so many out there, I seems that I can offer to be little bit picky.
So I am thinking of repurposing something like this:
Turn it to something like this:
-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS