Before & After: Tube TV Armoire Gets a Widescreen Upgrade

Before & After: Tube TV Armoire Gets a Widescreen Upgrade

Taryn Williford
Jan 3, 2013

Upgrading an old CRT television to a modern flat screen is a costly endeavor in itself, and it gets even more expensive when you consider some of the hidden costs of upgrading. For instance, if your old tube TV fit snug in a TV cabinet, you'll need to find a new furniture home for the likely larger new screen. Or, you could take a cue from this no-cost DIY project and transform an old TV armoire into something new.

A tube TV cabinet is literally cut down to size and re-fashioned as the perfect furniture anchor for an upgraded widescreen in this project from Reddit user db89, posted to Reddit's dedicated DIY subreddit.

After removing the top of the old cabinet, db89 cut down the top "cubby" to form a shelf above the drawers below. After adding a partition (from the scrap material) to the larger space to even everything out, the top of the cabinet was re-attached, turning this tube-TV closet into a sleek TV stand.

It's the perfect new spot for an upgraded TV, and it was all done while barely spending a dime. This is what DIY projects are all about — making the old look new again, reusing as much as possible, and keeping waste and costs down. To check out more in-process photos of this project, head over to Reddit.

(Images: db89/

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