The cabinet still had all the parts, but the wires were rotting and many of the inside parts were rusted.
Then I attached the bottom using screws.
I screwed the legs into the holes I had prepared then set it up so I could get to work on the rest.
I needed to come up with a way to make the wine rack. I remembered using a drill bit from my dad that cuts a bigger hole.
I borrowed it again and cut 2 2 x 4's at the same time to create a crescent to hold the neck of the wine bottles.
For the larger body part of the bottle, I cut like this. I didn't have a drill bit that was large enough to cut out a hole for this part. This will do, especially since it will be in the back.
The boards for the front were simply screwed right into the front. The ones in the back needed to be screwed into the sides of the cabinet. In order for the screws not to show, I used L brackets and wood glue.
There were 2 box holes in the top of the inside of the cabinet where the record player and radio used to be. I took advantage of those holes and attached boxes also using L brackets.
Here you can see the boxes from the top. The one on the left was an old drawer and the one on the right was a box I picked up from a garage sale. Lucky for me I had these on hand so I didn't have to build them.
Here is what we have so far. Are you still with me?
Next I spray painted the inside grey. Then I sanded, primed, then painted the cabinet white.
The graphic of course came from The Graphics Fairy
The cabinet is also lightly distressed.
There you have it. An old radio cabinet turned wine cabinet.