Bringing an Oak Entertainment Center Into 2014

Felecia Johnson
by Felecia Johnson
We bought an oak entertainment center in 2002 and as TV's changed over the yrs this cabinet became outdated. It was to heavy to move and couldn't sell it when we tried so we decided to repurpose this piece.
I'm now in love it again and not confined to a small TV anymore.
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  • Terrie Terrie on Dec 01, 2016
    How did you cut this down
  • Terrie Terrie on Dec 01, 2016
    What are the steps to do this? And what tools do I need?
  • Brenda Hendry Brenda Hendry on Apr 25, 2021

    It's absolutely beautiful. Is there a way you could hide all the wires, perhaps with a mock backing? Just asking.

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  • Felecia Johnson Felecia Johnson on Apr 12, 2015
    The glass door is being upcycled to a dry erase board for my new kitchen.
  • Heather Tolbert Earl Heather Tolbert Earl on Jul 06, 2015
    What did you use to cut the sides and back away from the original piece? A jigsaw or circular saw? I have one I would like to try this with and I don't want to damage the top or bottom since I want to repurpose both of them.
    • Felecia Johnson Felecia Johnson on Jul 06, 2015
      We pulled the nails to take the back and top off. Then he measure from the floor up to I think 25 or so inches on each section marked it across from front to back on each part with a laser level then cut across each section with a skill saw that had a very fine tooth to the blade. The middle part he had to do a little shaving down to get it the exact level. The way the top was originally built it sat back down on it and we made little braces in the inside corners for extra support then nailed it back down with finishing nails. We cut down the original back to make the new backing.