Here's a quick warning:
CRT monitors and TVs can stay electrified for a really long time after being unplugged. That's part of how the cathode ray tube works. If you aren't 100% sure how long the monitor has been unplugged (for instance, you buy it at a thrift store), leave it unplugged at your house for a couple of days before you start to work on it. And even then make sure to use rubber gloves to insulate yourself from any wayward electricity!
Have you seen this particular tutorial? It's got some pretty detailed information on dismantling/gutting a CRT monitor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...a-CRT-monitor/