Television cabinet update

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Project by joejt posted 09-01-2013 03:19 AM 1240 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I remember when cars were taller and customizers used to “section” the roofline to make the cars lower.
I recently applied the same process to a TV cabinet I made in the 1980’s. At that time the cabinet was built to house a TV inside the cabinet. We bought a new flat Panel TV that had to be mounted on top of the cabinet.

I cut about a 12” section out of the vertical panels, inserted a melamine counter top and re-attached the top as a “hutch”. Now the TV is on top, components on the melamine countertop, and it looks like it was ALWAYS that way.

-- joejt

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 02:41 AM

Great update for what was a “useless” piece. Good job on it too.

-- -Andy ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 03:34 AM

Well, it wasn’t totally “useless”. I could have made it into a bookcase and built another base for the new TV.
I decided to shorten it and use it for the new TV because it matched the rest of the wall unit. Re-use is always a good thing.

-- joejt

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 04:37 PM

That’s a great solution and upgrade on the old unit. Nothing can beat custom made. Well done!

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