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9 Things To Do With That Ancient Monitor In Your Attic

Other than its current occupation as "spider house." Just because it's a piece of toxic garbage, doesn't mean it can't be useful.

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Chris Ritter

Old CRT monitors are simple to disassemble, but can be dangerous if done improperly. Before embarking on any of these DIY projects, please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to gut your old monitor without seriously injuring yourself or causing it to implode.


3. Put on a family night show with a puppet theater.

Win troll parent of the year by using this this guide to transform a dead monitor into the kids' new computer. While not part of the instructions, an old CRT could also make the perfect backdrop for their next diorama project!

6. Make a magazine rack. Then remember to buy magazines.

Created by Low Yi Siu as part of a design contest, converting an old monitor into a storage unit is as simple as picking out your furniture legs and drilling them in to the base of the CRT. Siu's model even has a secret compartment.

9. Frame your art with an analog digital frame.

Sure it doesn't cycle through images, though with some technical prowess that can be done with a flat screen monitor. But it is a unique way to show off anything from photos to handmade art.

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