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 Post subject: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:19 pm 
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I never know what to do with an empty common cabinet? Besides a bar or a stereo stand, ( which is just tacky) has anyone come up with an interesting idea?


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:27 pm 
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My favorite is seeing a common VV 210 console cabinet plumbed as a lavatory sink.


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:33 am 
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What about a phonograph parts cabinet?


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty Victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:13 am 
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Or if it is in good shape, save it until the same model with good mechanicals and a basket case cabinet comes along and make one good one.

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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:40 pm 
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Sell it and use the floor space for a complete Victrola...
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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:53 pm 
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edisonsclone wrote:
I never know what to do with an empty common cabinet? Besides a bar or a stereo stand, ( which is just tacky) has anyone come up with an interesting idea?


Part it out I think.


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:52 am 
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Well, I've noticed that floor model will keep you warm longer than a table model. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:22 am 
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Cut it down and turn it into a record cabinet (see Grahamrankins YouTube channel, his emg's are sitting on a cut down hmv 511 cabinet) this involves cutting off the top section of the cabinet where the turntable/ motor/horn would normally be, leaving the record storage part thend putting a new flat top on it then e voila, a record cabinet!


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:28 am 
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I have one I use for the obvious record storage purpose.....the person I bought it from had plans to use it as a computer station under the lid while sitting on a bar stool. Kind of quaint. Yes, I only paid her $10 for it and then mainly so she didn't yield to the temptation to use it for firewood.


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 Post subject: Re: what to do with a common empty victrola cabinet?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:34 pm 
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How tall are you? It would make the coolest coffin. Sorry. It is Halloween, after all. Or how about making it into a bar stool. You could fix the lid to stay upright for the backrest and make a seat for the inside mid-portion.


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