Cabinet & Shelves for Phonograph collection

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Project by Bigdogs117 posted 10-02-2008 04:07 AM 3304 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These cabinet and shelves were built for a client to showcase her collection of phonographs. The cabinet and shelves are just shy of 10’ in length. They are not built in. The cabinet top is 36” deep. The 1st shelf is 22.75” deep. The second shelf is 13” deep. The top shelf is just 4” deep. The entire project is made out solid red oak and red oak plywood to match her home.

-- Rusty

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 05:50 AM

Very solid work. How many board feet did it come to? Looks like a lot.

Also I’m into finishes right now, so what did you use?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 12:22 PM

A great design for displaying things, & nicely crafted.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 02:04 PM

They look great. Really helps showcase the phonographs.
Thanks for letting us see them.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#4 posted 10-02-2008 05:30 PM

mcshaker, I don’t remember exactly how many board feet but it is aprox. 60 ft of solid red oak and 7 sheets of red oak plywood. The finish is a antique gel stain with 3-4 coats of poly.

-- Rusty

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#5 posted 10-03-2008 01:50 AM

Very nice fit and finish.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 10-12-2008 02:04 AM

So, so nice!
It is beautiful. Just the type of thing I would like to build. Is the top attached or just sitting on the lower unit?

-- "Everythings' gonna be gravy"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 11-03-2008 01:56 AM

Holy cow man! You went pro!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-03-2008 05:04 AM

Todd…I’m not good enough to go pro yet. Just another learning experience. I want to learn enough to redo our kitchen someday. Thank you for the kind comment though.

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 07-10-2009 03:47 PM

Nice display! It looks sturdy and is quite handsome. An impressive array of drawers and doors,.

Good luck with the kitchen. We did our kitchen and two baths and learned a lot on the way. The cabinets are not as fancy but they work and are much better than the original circa 1950 ugly monsters we took out.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 07-10-2009 08:59 PM

NIce, how long did it take?

-- We the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.We have done so much for so long with so little, We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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#11 posted 07-11-2009 05:13 AM

Very nice work looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 07-11-2009 05:39 PM

Mike, It took about 4 weeks.

Thanks for all the nice comments. I was please how it turned out.

-- Rusty

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#13 posted 03-11-2010 05:31 AM

great work on this setup….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Randolph Torres

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#14 posted 12-12-2011 08:08 PM

On those old phonographs the horn or megaphone ?is it metal or made of wood.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#15 posted 12-12-2011 08:19 PM

Wow dude! You’ve got some phonographs! Very beautiful, both the players and the cabinets.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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