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How to turn a china cabinet into a buffet or tv console

How to turn a china cabinet into a buffet or tv console
This is a new favorite project of mine that I have been doing alot lately.  I will find a china cabinet, which are not as popular as they once were, and take the top off. First thing to do is look at the back. Sometimes you can see that the back is actually two seperate pieces. That is what you want. Sometimes the china cabinet is actually two pieces. Some where made this way so they could be moved easily. If they don't seperate easily, take the top drawers out of the buffet to check if the top has just been screwed in. This is true in most cases. Then you can just unscrew it and patch the holes. The cabinet in the pictures below was actually nailed together. It took a little work to get the top off the bottom but it did not leave much damage once it was seperated.
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China cabinet to buffet
China cabinet to buffet
Here is the top to the china cabinet. I do not have a picture of the piece as a whoe

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China cabinet to buffet
China cabinet to buffet
Here it is again in two pieces. We took out the top drawers to unscrew it & then it was also nailed

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China cabinet to buffet
China cabinet to buffet
Here it is again in two pieces

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China cabinet to buffet
China cabinet to buffet
Here it is as one piece. You can just see the piece in the top of the picture that is still attached

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China cabinet to buffet
China cabinet to buffet
Here is the finished piece. We painted it a light gray. It is great under a flat screen