I'm not a carpenter Jim, I'm a woodturner.
But it looks so simple.
You've come this far, you might as well follw me all the way down the rabbit hole.
This is my fridge. Not only is it a mess, but the space on top is wasted. WASTED I tell you!
I began this project not knowing if I'd spent my money in vain. I'm not known for being faint of heart. I'm known for being a tripper, but not faint of heart. So me & my un-faint heart grabbed the mini-rechargeable Ryobi skill saw & removed the top shelf. The Ryobi left a slight, unnecessary and very uneven lip around the edge. Mostly because I didn't cut close enough to the cabinet. The Ryobi is not at fault in the uneven cut portion of this episode.
Luckily I have an unreasonably loud, all purpose multi-tool from Harbor Freight that cuts almost anything, from any angle, under any circumstances, during any weather conditions & at any time. You can take my word for that; I've used it in all those situations. Back on topic, it effortlessly evened up my edges. Happily the original top shelf had a moulding that matched the moulding on the bottom. Unhappily the sides were securely attached. Once again, my multi-tool made short work of the extra wood. (To be honest, it was not short work. I had to hold onto the thing with both hands because it's a beast and I worked for almost an hour. But 'short work' sounds better than 'I struggled a bit'.)
I glued the top moulding to the remaining cabinet. Nope, that's not just a lime juice bottle. It's my glue bottle. Easy open cap. I've got neuropathy in my fingers so easy open is a bonus. Besides, the lime juice bottle has more personality than a glue bottle. And there is it, all transformed from a TV stand to a short cabinet. I used Varathane Espresso wood stain to make it match the other wood in my kitchen.
Happily this episode of the Joe Show does not end we me covering a big plate of crow with ketchup because another carpentry project went horribly wrong. The fridge is still a mess, but the cabinet-fridge combo thingy is perfect. PERFECT I tell you!