Last week after the competition, during my deload, it was nice to have some extra time to catch up on some projects I've wanted to knock out for a while. Several months ago I found this 1950's vintage RCA Victor home stereo console at my dads cabin.
Do you see what I see?
I thought it would be a neat restoration project. It was pretty much stripped down from all the original components, so replacing the dial am/fm radio could be pretty difficult. Instead, I had the idea of retrofitting something modern into it. I love music and am constantly playing from my iPod Touch so why not go with something that I will use everyday. I had originally bought a big bad Pioneer home stereo receiver. It turned out to be more than I needed and was just too big to fit in the face of the radio. I wanted to keep it as original as possible. After several weeks of patience and the help of Brandi surfing the web we found a small Sony micro system with a wireless bluetooth connection. It turned out to be a perfect fit! Great sound too! I already had a set of home speakers I was going to use but this stereo came with a set of small components that sound great! Bluetooth pics up from across the house. I now roll over in bed when I wake and can turn on jams that fill the house from my ipod.
Dry fit. Looks good!
First coat of stain.
Second cut, before urethane.