Stereo Console Conversion

Sometimes it’s easier to build something from scratch than to try and make something into something it was never meant to be.  Such could be said for a project like this.  Still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give this old stereo cabinet a second life.

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The electronics were long gone and the finish was gone, too.  Even in this sorry state it was clear that it had style.  The trickiest part was building the shelves where the speakers used to be. It would be a straightforward job on a brand new cabinet where all the angles were straight and true but this 60 year old cabinet had moved a bit over the years.  A little massaging was needed here and there to make things fit but it all worked out in the end.

 

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Here is with the internals all removed.
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Finish stripped and the shelf structure installed. 
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Stained and ready for lacquer.

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Here’s the finished product.  I added an adjustable shelf on each side (the left one was removed for the photo). Looks sharp!

Stay tuned for the next restoration project from Dashner Design & Restoration.

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