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12-15-2010 07:42 PM

I hope this is not a repeat posting. I tried to post this earlier in the week but for some reason cannot find the post in any of the forums.

I am about to tackle this old TV cabiinet and transform into a beverage center…aka, A Bar. I just wanted to know if anyone has any “watch out for” warnings.

I plan to run Rockler wine glass moulding along the top on one side and a shelf on the other. Then I want to install a pull out drawer at the bottom to hold bottles.

I am planning on using Bluim under drawer sliders for the drawer.

Any advise will be appreciated. I am already learning the holding power of the glue used in this piece. That might be a proiblem when I start to remove the old molding that held the TV Chasis in place.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.


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#1 posted 12-15-2010 08:01 PM

These are a couple of pictures of the above project.

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 08:46 PM

there were a little popular a few years ago here in Denmark
most people thow just placed one or two shelfs and a back

and a few had made them so the top plate could be raised
and reveal all the goodies when they moved half way up

I think they all pretty much more or less just used the case as it was

Dennis

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 08:50 PM

Thanks, Dennis for your reply.

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 09:02 PM

just remember I think they all were DIY made with all what that said in bad and good
and proppebly all under the age of 20 so don´t say you wont warrent…lol

I think you shuold take a close look on how its constructed and reinforse one or two places
why , before it more or less just stand the same place and only the doors was moved
but now with all the bottles and glasses moving in and out shifting the stress point around
well if you pwant to have it many years I wuold do that but at the same time tinking
on those rolling carts they serve evrything on it amazing how they can hold up to it

Dennis

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 09:09 PM

I’ve thought about that, Dennis. Since I took this picture I have removed the frame around the bottom opening. I can’t believe the strength of the glue they used. I actually ended up spliting one of the inner faceing frame pieces and will have to put my furniture repair skills to work on that. I plan to replace that cross piece you see in the picture and move it down to allow for the hanging stemed glasses.

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 09:20 PM

auch what a bummer
I remember back in the begining og the eighty´s i was in a radio/tv repair shop as there service man
when we had to take a 26inch phillips with rollslide doors to the shop
we did two man but I would realy wanted a sacktrolley if there had been one …LOL
even a 60inch fladscreen can´t compete in waight today
and other day I was aked to destroy one with a small sledgehammer .... yep wasn´t easy
I think it had been quicker to burn it….LOL

anyway I look forward to see your version of a classic entertainmentbar

Dennis

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 09:27 PM

Hiopfully it won’t drive me to consuming what is supposed to be put in it before I am done.

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 09:36 PM

you never know with the old ones they can be realy tricky some times….LOL

cheers and lets get started
Dennis

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