Introduction: Old Record Player Coverted to a Minibar

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Another Project I have been playing around with was this old broken record player. I wanted to make use of it other than using it for a table. So I decided since there always a weekly beer pong tournament here, it seemed like a good idea to make a minibar/cooler.

Step 1: Take-out All the "Guts" of the Record Player

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Simple enough to take out all the record player parts and such, once your working with your barebone structure then I started to design how it would works. I wanted a large removeable cooler for all the beer and ice of course so i could empty the water out once it had melted. I also wanted a place for bottles of liquor. and possibly a place for small glass cups for mixing drinks etc.

Step 2: Get Your Materials.

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All I really needed to make this happen was some styrofoam, extra wood and some silicone and of course a lil creativity. The first picture is where I started, that's also where i thought i could put a bag of ice, cut the top off and slide it in there with a bottle of liquor to keep it cold. So I cut out some styrofoam to size and slide it down there glued it in place and then siliconed around the edges. The second picture is where i found the perfect styrofoam container to place in there, once i cut and placed some wood in there for the sides and bottom. In the third picture is where i made the "storage/cup" place. I did the same thing as i did in the first picture but first i had to add some wood to the bottom to complete the structure. Once all the silicone dries and sets its time to give it a shot and have a cold one for the hard work!


AlienRadio (author)2016-01-18

It's cool. Would rather see a restoration of the record player.

rafununu (author)AlienRadio2016-01-19

This is my opinion as well, this 60's stereos deserves it.

IIwootII (author)rafununu2016-01-19

its great to get opinions from people who only comment on instructables and not actually make anything themselves but choose to complain about the way I do things, instead maybe get your own vintage record player and "restore it" and post it on instructables. :/

AlienRadio (author)IIwootII2016-01-19

Didn't mean to raise your hackles kid. I just like restoring some things, or used to a while back. Got to admit, they don't put together much that lasts like this old beast anymore. Its made of real wood. I used to have one when I was about 5.

rafununu (author)IIwootII2016-01-19

I don't complain about anything and I'm surprised by your reaction. Maybe this is because I love vintage stereos. Believe me, you're absolutely free to do what you want. Regarding my releases, I'm free as well to post or not.

IIwootII (author)2016-01-18

Totally! cant wait to try it Friday!

DianeJ10 (author)2016-01-18

I'm sure it will get a lot of use with you guys

IIwootII (author)2016-01-18

Thanks alot! :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-18

Awesome minibar.

About This Instructable




Bio: I just dig taking things apart and putting them back together, and modding anything. Repurposing things and newly getting into woodworking :)
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