For my up cycle project, I had my eye on an old television laying around in my girlfriend’s parent’s basement. With a little help from the internet, I was inspired to make the TV into a liquor cabinet. It’s been collecting dust for at least 15 years, so I figured that I could bring new life into it.
Old CRT TVs are notorious for keeping their dangerously high voltage charge for months, if not years after it was last unplugged. In order to not get shocked, I placed a screwdriver in the ground and connected it to another screwdriver using jump cables and used those to discharge the tube. After that, I gutted the TV, leaving all of the wires to connect to the buttons and displays on the control panel in case I choose to add controls after the project is done.
The next step in converting the TV into a cabinet is to pick up some old cabinet doors from Resource and cut the wood to create a wood lining/box inside the TV casing. Depending on how feasible it is, I may choose to try and cut the bottom piece of the lining out of glass.