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Neat recycling idea by MidEngineManiac
Started on: 04-05-2011 02:18 PM
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Report this Post04-05-2011 02:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacDirect Link to This Post
My bro was talking to me earlier about his cabin, and wanting some storage in it. Doesnt have to be pretty, just durable.....and we came up with the idea of making a few lockers and cabinets out of old appliances.

There is a lot of good enamaled rust-proof steel to be had ripping apart a couple old fridges or stoves or dryers....and all it takes to make something usefull out of it is a cutting wheel, 120v welder, drill, handfull of screws or pop rivits, deadblowe hammer and a couple of 2x4's to use as a makeshift bending brake...

I think this might turn out to be an interesting summer project-wise
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Report this Post04-05-2011 02:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Scottzilla79Send a Private Message to Scottzilla79Direct Link to This Post
That sounds cool! Some old appliances are worth boocoo $ though. Might want to check before cuttin one up.
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Originally posted by Scottzilla79:

That sounds cool! Some old appliances are worth boocoo $ though. Might want to check before cuttin one up.



Yeah, the old stuff, like period stoves and ovens are worth some big cash if they're complete. There are a lot of people restoring old homes from the 40s and 50s that want period correct appliances in their old homes.
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Report this Post04-05-2011 02:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacDirect Link to This Post
LOL...If I scrounge up a 1940's or 50's fridge for free, I am KEEPPIN the sucker for my beer fridge !!

But nobody is gonna mind me cutting at some 1980's stuff that ya get for free off craigslist or kijiji.
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Good idea, but once you cut/weld it... the enameled steel is no more
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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:

LOL...If I scrounge up a 1940's or 50's fridge for free, I am KEEPPIN the sucker for my beer fridge !!

But nobody is gonna mind me cutting at some 1980's stuff that ya get for free off craigslist or kijiji.



Hah, the only thing is... those fridgerators are SOOOOO not environmentally friendly. They use like 4-5 times the amount of juice as a normal modern-day fridge.
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Report this Post04-05-2011 05:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for spark1Send a Private Message to spark1Direct Link to This Post
My dad kept junk in an old ice box in the basement. It looked like a piece of wooden furniture till you opened the doors.
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Good idea, but once you cut/weld it... the enameled steel is no more


Just around the cut/ weld/ bend.....and a rattle can of enamal or epoxy takes care of those pesky seams and joints.

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