Ideas for repurposing a non-working refigerator?

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I have a refrigerator that no longer works, and wondered if anyone has some ideas for it?

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 16, 2018
    Please remove the door from it so that no child gets trapped inside.
  • Carol Carol on Apr 16, 2018
    Remove the door and use the fridge for storage in the gatage!
    • Constance Hammond Constance Hammond on Apr 16, 2018
      The continued occurrence of refrigerator deaths led to a law that required a change in the way refrigerator doors stay shut. The Refrigerator Safety Act is codified at 15 U.S.C. 1211-1214 as Public Law 84-930, 70 Stat. 953, on August 2, 1956. The act applied to all refrigerators manufactured in the United States after October 31, 1958, and is largely responsible for the adoption of the magnetic mechanism that is used today instead of a latch. Individual American states also have similar laws, such as California and Washington.
  • Beth W Beth W on Apr 16, 2018
    If you want more storage or a pantry this can fill a need. There are so many paint choices for metal surfaces you could really make a unique cabinet. If you want open storage remove the door. I agree you need to lock it up or take off the door if you aren’t going to fill it/ use it right away.
    • Constance Hammond Constance Hammond on Apr 16, 2018
      The continued occurrence of refrigerator deaths led to a law that required a change in the way refrigerator doors stay shut. The Refrigerator Safety Act is codified at 15 U.S.C. 1211-1214 as Public Law 84-930, 70 Stat. 953, on August 2, 1956. The act applied to all refrigerators manufactured in the United States after October 31, 1958, and is largely responsible for the adoption of the magnetic mechanism that is used today instead of a latch. Individual American states also have similar laws, such as California and Washington.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 16, 2018
    We used ours in the garage to store electrical tools, life jackets, all kinds of odd shaped tools and put something heavy in front of it so little hands can't open it. Worked great! We got rid of it when we rearranged the garage for my sons pickup of his dreams was purchased and we needed to have more width on that side of the garage to get the overlong pickup in the garage during storms.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 16, 2018
    If you’re a party person, great cooler for large parties. Paint exterior for fun.
    In the meantime, door must be totally separate. Too many horror stories of hide and seek.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 16, 2018
    I forgot to mention to lay It on its back. I’d probably put cinderblocks or something of that ilk under it so there is airflow and doesn’t destroy your lawn or patio Or invite critters.
    As an afterthought, ditch the door and buy a sheet of rigid foam from HD, cut to fit, and use a duct tape a “hinge” Screw in a clever knob for lifting the “door”. A beer tap?
  • Constance Hammond Constance Hammond on Apr 16, 2018
    The continued occurrence of refrigerator deaths led to a law that required a change in the way refrigerator doors stay shut. The Refrigerator Safety Act is codified at 15 U.S.C. 1211-1214 as Public Law 84-930, 70 Stat. 953, on August 2, 1956. The act applied to all refrigerators manufactured in the United States after October 31, 1958, and is largely responsible for the adoption of the magnetic mechanism that is used today instead of a latch. Individual American states also have similar laws, such as California and Washington.
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