Old Record Player Coverted to a Minibar

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Introduction: Old Record Player Coverted to a Minibar

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

    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. :/

    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.

    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.

    Totally! cant wait to try it Friday!

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

    Thanks alot! :)