Tool Cabinet / Bench From Old Fridge




About: Retired Tool and die maker.

Above are pictures of before and after the conversion.

Step 1: Removing the Plastic Top

Open the door and look under the top. Remove the tree screws.

Step 2:

Look at the back and remove the three screws at the top.

Step 3: Making the Top

I used 2 pieces of 2 x 10 and 1 piece of 2 x 4 and laminated them together to form a rectangular table top measuring 21 1/2 " across the front and 20 1/4 " deep.

Step 4: Attaching the Wooden Top

Use a piece of angle iron 21 1/2 " long. Drill three holes to match the position of the three holes in the back of the fridge. Drill three holes in the other leg of the angle iron and countersink them for wood screws that will pass through into the bottom of the top you have made. After attaching the angle iron to the wooden top place the top on the fridge and put the screws into the drilled holes that match up with the existing holes in the back of the fridge. Open the front door and put wood screws through the three holes from underneath.

Step 5: You're Done

The top will be very solid and the old fridge will be heavy enough to not move around when you are using it to work on. It is a great place to store welding rods as it is very dry inside especially if you put some desiccant inside. Little packs of this often come with cameras or other electronic equipment that you might buy.



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    2 years ago

    I did something similar with an old freezer. Nothing special but it's a solid surface holder


    2 years ago

    you my friend are a genius - but where do the beers go.
    love it - great INST.


    2 years ago

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!


    2 years ago

    I LOOOOVE this!! I've been hanging onto a minifridge for YEARS, waiting to figure out what to do with it