Good Questions: Original Function of this Cabinet?

Good Questions: Original Function of this Cabinet?

Aaron Able
Dec 9, 2008

I discovered Apartment Therapy last month and have been really impressed by how much everyone here knows about furniture so I was hoping you could help me ID this cabinet. I just moved into a new apartment and found the cabinet sitting in the hallway. I have no idea what it is - the landlord says that it was the previous tenant's. I'm intrigued by it but don't know what to use it for – is it meant as a serving table of some kind? I'd much appreciate it if anyone could tell me what this type of cabinet is used for and/or make suggestions about how it *could* be used. With all the doors closed, its dimensions are 18x32x36". Thanks!

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: newyork(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

What a great find! From the pictures, it looks like a bar cabinet...but we're not certain. It is also very similar to Toni's Craigslist Transformation that was featured yesterday on AT: Boston. Does anyone know what is was designed to be used as? And what are the boards with the circle cut outs for — drinking glasses?

moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt