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I’m picking up a broken 1957 RCA Victor Deluxe 21″ B&W television from a friend who’s moving tonight, because she knows I like mid century design and rebuilding things. So, what to do with it? Secret bar with hinged top, hydraulic lift, and dry ice? Blond wood wormhole portal through space-time? Puppet theatre??

I’ve seen people build aquaria into them here, and retrofit an LCD panel into them here.

I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at and twitter @johnedgarpark — if you like that sort of thing.

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