How To Convert RCA Victrola Into Dining Room Sideboard?

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Q: Recently I came upon a gorgeous old RCA Victor (Victrola!) turntable console for free. It has great mid-century design and the walnut matches my dining room table perfectly. I would like to diy this into a sideboard for my dining room, but need a little advice on the best way to turn the 'front' which is currently solid, into 2 doors so it opens like a traditional sideboard. I plan to repair the filigree ginger on the front there and use metallic radiator cover panels behind it for contrast. Currently the only access is from the top, half of which slides back and forth to reveal the record player. I called a furniture repairman and he quoted me $400 to do this, which is out of the question. I could wing this, but don't want to ruin a beautiful piece of furniture. Any advice from other readers would be greatly appreciated!

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