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Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

Posted by seaswirl (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 25, 13 at 18:50

My house (the interior) was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. My father custom built the kitchen cabinets back in 1963. He was a businessman and read books on building (he actually built the whole house). They are (were) beautiful for all these years, but since the flood, I can't really use them. I am so sad to let them go, so I thought of maybe repurposing one of them. Any ideas?

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RE: Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am very sentimental and know I would be heartbroken the things very special to me.

I don't know if it's an upper or base cabinet, but if it's a base you could have it make up one end of a desk (with a deep table top going across it with two nice table legs on the other end.

Here is another one where they made it into a sort of sofa table that is very pretty.

Here are some more pieces of furniture build out of cabinets:

Here is a link that might be useful: Ideas for cabinet doors

RE: Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

no suggestions here but I am so sorry for your losses and everything you have had to go through.


RE: Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

So sorry for all you've lost. If they're uppers, could you hang them above your washer/dryer for storage of laundry items? Or above a flat desk area (maybe add open shelving if needed too)? Or above a workspace in a crafting or hobby area?

Hard to say without a pic. How cool that he built the house though!

RE: Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Even though it can't be a kitchen cab, could it be used in the basement or garage? In my neighborhood, most people have cabs in the garage that were clearly from the old kitchen. I realize this isn't as sentimental as making something new and lovely, but it would keep one around for you. Or could it become a vanity?

RE: Want to repurpose 1 kitchen cabinet for sentimental reasons.

A single cabinet that doesn't match could be a message center, used as a bathroom medicine cabinet, in a child's room, garage -- and doors can be used in similar and other ways. You could put two bases together with a top to make a desk, two or more to form an island or a craft table/center Laundry cabinets have been mentioned.

Most of the time, people say the stuff can all be replaced, but your loss is greater than just the structure. I hope you can find a way to use at least one cabinet or possibly several doors.

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