I thought about doing something with the door the entire time is sat there too. I wish it was a candidate to simply pop out a panel and insert a piece of decorate metal screen but being a solid piece of wood, it wasn't and knew that I was taking my chances if I started cutting into it.
While talking with my client who was very interested in having this piece converted into an entertainment center, I brought up the fact that I could remove the wooden built in hardware, fill in the holes and add some regular hardware. I also went a step further and said I would attempt to change the door as well because she had her heart set on adding screen to it. Her components where too large to fit in the little cubbies/shelves that I could have made behind the door but she really loved the look and still wanted it, if possible.
I carefully pried off the trim and thank goodness it was only nailed and not glued.
Pulled out the nails
Measured and used my table saw to cut as much as I could of the board. I wanted nice, clean corners so stopped when the blade was close to the corners
And finished the corners with this handy tool. I don't use this tool often but always glad to have it around.
I added the trim pieces by tacking them behind.
I filled in the corners and touched up by hand.
I LOVE how this turned out and kinda kicking myself for not doing this a long time ago. Just opens up the door to other pieces and ideas for me.