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Going to thrift stores. Scored this great catch box project... Heavy duty 3/4"plywood and solid wood top and trim. Not one piece of mdf on it. Even the back is 3/4". This thing is heavy. It was all Mrs B could do to get it moved to the back. At one point, I was nearly compelled to help her. Somehow, she managed, though. Just kidding. I gave her a hand.

Anyway, best part was, only $20! They had just gotten it in, so we got there just right.

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That's a really nice find! Looks like you might be able to slide the doors in along the side to tuck them away? Is that from the era of square box TV's I wonder? That might be a hole at the back for wires to pass through and the box below might be where a VCR would go? Well my best guess of what it was originally built for anyway ...

It has so much potential... With a few modifications it could be a catchbox or a booze closet/bar etc...
 

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That's a really nice find! Looks like you might be able to slide the doors in along the side to tuck them away? Is that from the era of square box TV's I wonder? That might be a hole at the back for wires to pass through and the box below might be where a VCR would go? Well my best guess of what it was originally built for anyway ...

It has so much potential... With a few modifications it could be a catchbox or a booze closet/bar etc...
You nailed it! The tray the TV sat on extends outwards on slides and rotates, so you could see the TV from angles. I won't be using the door tucking feature, as that would impede the hanging of targets and ball catching materials.

It's such a nice piece that it's almost a shame to use it like I'm going to. Mrs. B said the same thing, but when I asked if she wanted it for something else.... Nope. Very well, then.

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What a great idea. When it's not in use you can just close it up and it looks like a nice piece of furniture . My catch box, made of plywood from Home Depot, cost more than $20.
 

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Too nice actually. Sooner or later you're gonna start cutting into the pieces, "You don't REALLY need!" to make frames.
 

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I set it up enough to shoot into it a little. A lot, actually. Figured out a little better how best to utilize it. Anyway, I also got to experience the joy of busting a can. Nothing as satisfying as a solid hit on a bean can. Ok, that's a lie. Two or three solid hits in a row are pure magic!

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