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He Took An Old TV And Turned It Into An Awesome, New Liquor Cabinet

NOVEMBER 26, 2015  —  By Amanda Black  
Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Amanda hails from the great state of Maine. In the past, she's written for sites like TheKnot.com, ShermansTravel.com, and Thrillist.com. On ViralNova, you can catch her covering animal cuteness, travel, DIY tricks, and everything in between!

It's that time of year when everyone's rushing to get in their final donations for the 2015 tax year. Clothes, electronics, you name it -- it's finally being shipped off to the local Goodwill. Good for you!

But, it's also the time of year when countless family members and friends flock to your home for cheer and maybe even a cocktail (or five). So why not save one of those old TVs -- that's definitely old enough to vote -- you've been meaning to donate and do this with it? Kill two birds with one stone!

This guy found a Tandberg model TV3-47 at a local secondhand store, but you can use an old set if you have one at home.

The cool cabinet even closes -- perfect for what it's about to become!

He cracked open the back...

And got working on removing all the guts.

A word of advice for this step from the Redditor: "Use a well-insulated screwdriver (assuming you don't have the correct discharging cable) and, with the flyback still attached to the tube, touch a grounded source. It will probably spark and scare the crap out of you. That's good. Otherwise it would find a ground path through you. Only then should you disassemble anything. If you don't know what the flyback is, don't touch anything. Screwing this up has been fatal."

Once everything was out, he gave the bad boy a good test run.

It's going to be perfect for a liquor cabinet!

He measured out, cut, and sanded some composite wood for the walls.

Then, he painted them a light, minty hue.

This is an IKEA DIODER control.

It was installed and attached to these cool LED lights.

When all was said and done, it turned out pretty well!

Next step for later? Installing a Chromecast connection to the speakers.

This is way cooler than a standard bar cart or liquor cabinet and all your guests will be raving about it when they come to raid it!