Record Player Repurposed Into a Liquor Cabinet.

John Biermacher
by John Biermacher
3 Materials
I bought an old Record Cabinet. The before picture is from the Internet, courtesy of my friend, Randy. Mine was missing the mechanism and the grille and had evidence of mice. To say Randy collects 78s is an understatement. He has a huge collection of records and a vast knowledge of the technology.
The entire project took much longer than anticipated:
He assured me that I was on safe ground repurposing it because it was more "Antique Roadkill" than an "Antique Roadshow Treasure".
There was a mouse nest so the cabinet needed a power washing, disinfecting with bleach, then sealing in odors with some shellac
I lined the upper cabinet with zinc and added a green glass bottom.
I replaced the casters. Both the upper and lower cabinet have a battery operated touch light. I will leave it to the purchaser to decide to keep them or possible replace them with hard wired lighting.

Like most projects, this one seemed to take more effort than anticipated. The finish was old, yet surprisingly tenacious, so I stripped and refinished the humpback top and painted the rest

Thanks for viewing.
Suggested materials:
  • Zinc liner   (Leftover from an earlier project.)
  • Green Carara Glass   (The Heritage Company, an architectural salvage business in downtown KaLamazoo, MI.)
  • Battery operated puck lights   (Menards)
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