What to do with buffet top

I have acquired a very big and HEAVY top for a buffet with no bottom half. There are 4 glass doors with lights and shelving in oak and good condition. Any suggestions on what I could make or use this for?
q what to do with buffet top, painted furniture, repurpose furniture, repurposing upcycling, Apologize for quality of photo but the piece is buried behind a bunch of old heavy furniture in storage
Apologize for quality of photo.but the piece is buried behind a bunch of old heavy furniture in storage
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 06, 2015
    how about transforming the top to a wall hutch and attach the doors and lights.

  • Z Z on Oct 06, 2015
    Julie, another Hometalker just asked about this so I copy and pasted my comment to her below about adding legs to the bottom. Just make sure there's enough support on the bottom of the hutch that four legs will hold the weight of the piece. If it's not a solid piece of wood or plywood, I'd recommend adding wood to it so it doesn't collapse under its weight in the future. Since a hutch is meant to set on top of the solid top of the buffet below it, they are not always made with the added support needed to stand on legs.

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    • Z Z on Oct 06, 2015
      @Julie, I'm happy to have helped. I hope you take before, during, and after photos and share it on Hometalk. I'd love to see the transformation.

  • Patricia Atwell Patricia Atwell on Oct 07, 2015
    I made a glass cabinet out of mine by adding feet. I made the feet out of the ends that you put on wooden curtain dowels. By putting two together it made the cabinet the perfect height. I put five legs on to support the weight.

  • Tracey Tracey on Oct 07, 2015
    I had one... bought at auction w/o looking closely. Bottom was firewood! I used the top as a faux 'fireplace' surround... putting one of my small, electric 'woodstoves' on the floor then using the buffet top as a mantle, around it.

  • Margie Schwerin Margie Schwerin on Oct 07, 2015
    I come across these tops on Craigslist for next to nothing and add feet.... Great storage!

    • Julie Julie on Oct 08, 2015
      Love what you did. Thank you so much. For sharing the picture. I really appreciate it :-)

  • Joanne Mason Joanne Mason on Oct 08, 2015
    I wish I had some helpful answers, but I am just not very artistically inclined. I would love to see what you do with this, though. Please do share your results with us! Good luck, and be careful!

    • Julie Julie on Oct 08, 2015
      Thank you Joanne. IL try to post a better before photo when I get it un buried. And then a final photo when I finish it. :-)

  • Debbie Connors-Astle Debbie Connors-Astle on Oct 08, 2015
    Julie, I'm in the process of doing one now. I am going to attach it to a dresser which doesn't really match in style but I have painted them both with matching chalky paint and when I put them together and add matching hardware, I think they are going to look great!

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Oct 08, 2015
    I needed a queen-sized headboard, so that's what I did with mine. It didn't have glass doors, just shelves (and drawers at the bottom so they don't show). I put photos on the top and books on the shelves. It looks great!

    • Julie Julie on Oct 08, 2015
      Thank you so much for your response I really appreciate it :-)

  • Julie Julie on Oct 08, 2015
    Thank you very much for your idea. I really appreciate it :-)

  • Joanne Mason Joanne Mason on Oct 09, 2015
    Oh, I'm so thankful. Because I have learned so much from just asking questions, and talking to all the talented people who are active on this website. It is such fun!