Coffee Table out of old medicine cabinets

Hey Guys, I recently bough a house in the sunny sanfernando valley and I am remodeling. but i would like to re-purpose the old building materials. I am a good idea man but i lack the time to make some of the things I would like to try. I thought that with some wood scraps and my old mirrored medicine cabinets i could make some sweet end tables for my den. any suggestions? Maybe someone in the LA area would like to collaborate I provide the materials and we could make some great things. Also on a completely separate note i would like to convert a drill press into a shave ice machine.... any thoughts ? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Doctor What8 years ago
The mirrored medicine cabinets would make great tables, but you would have to find a way to support the mirror material. I'm not sure how tough the material would be, and how easily it would break. You may consider putting a support underneath to prevent it from breaking.
spoody (author)  Doctor What8 years ago
Yeah I mean the design would be like building a hollow table essentially. I wanted to use the mirrored finish of the medicine cabinet as the top of the end table but after some suggestions it may make a better front or the table, i could use the actual cabinet to store tv remotes or something and make a much more sturdy top. still kicking the idea around in my brain thanks for helping me out ....
caitlinsdad8 years ago
Medicine cabinets would probably make great endtables. They can be a front with some storage. Extend out the back and add legs/top. Do a mosaic tile top or finished wood. A drill press would probably have the power you need to shave ice but you would have to fashion some sort of blade. I'm not sure if modding a food processor disk blade would hold up. I've never seen a real ice shave machine in action so you will need to know if it runs on high or low rpm. There is a science behind shaved ice or the different sno-cone. Good luck.