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Project by Lenny posted 11-01-2008 at 10:31 PM 4714 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this CD/DVD storage cabinet. It is made of solid red oak with red oak plywood for the door panels and 1/4 MDF for the panel that separates the two sides. It is two-sided and spins on a lazy susan. The “tower” stand 4 feet tall and is about 16 1/2” wide. I used biscuits to join the carcase of the unit and had my first experience with pocket hole joinery for the door frames. The pocket hole jig is a neat tool and the end result is a solid sharp looking joint. The shelves (14 of them) are 1/2” oak plywood with an applied veneer strip to the edge that shows. The finish is Minwax golden oak and I used Minwax wipe on satin polyurethane to finish it off. This was my first use of a wipe on poly and I am not sure yet whether I like the results. It is great for applying the poly to the vertical surfaces. You don’t have to worry about drips, assuming you don’t overapply it.

The “exploded” picture gives you an idea of the parts involved. This is a gift for a brother and sis-in-law.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 11-01-2008 at 10:41 PM

That is a great job and I’m sure that they will love it ! Did you have any issues installing those door hinges ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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woodworm

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#2 posted 11-01-2008 at 11:36 PM

Very nice and sturdy cabinet.
Thank you fo the post

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Lenny

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#3 posted 11-02-2008 at 05:41 AM

Hi Dusty,

My only problem with the hinges was unfamiliarity. I was putting them in backwards, I couldn’t get the door piece to connect with the piece on the unit at times. But it was all an issue of understanding how they work and the adjustments that can be made. They adjust in 3 directions. They are good sturdy hinges and I probably could have gotten by with just two. Thanks, and thank you Woodworm too.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Rxmpo

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#4 posted 11-06-2008 at 04:39 PM

Great looking project and I could not agree more with 3fingerpat about the lazy susan. Nice work.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 11-07-2008 at 10:35 AM

Nice . thanks for the feedback on those hinges.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 11-25-2008 at 10:06 PM

Thats a nice CD/DVD cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lenzo

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#7 posted 12-27-2008 at 07:58 PM

Nice job, did you use a Kreg jig?

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Lenny

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#8 posted 12-27-2008 at 08:18 PM

Thanks Lenzo. Yes, I own a Kreg K3 system. As I commented, it was my first time making pocket holes and I am quite happy with how it worked and the end results.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 06-07-2009 at 01:23 PM

A beautiful cabinet, everybody should have one like this.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 06-07-2009 at 01:27 PM

Looks great well done

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frankzen

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#11 posted 06-07-2009 at 01:46 PM

Beautiful job. Did you work from plans or fly by the seat of your pants :)

-- --I belong to too many forums --

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Lenny

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#12 posted 06-07-2009 at 03:26 PM

Thanks Dick, Jim and Frank. I appreciate the comments. My brother and sister-in-law were delighted with the gift. Frank, I fashioned this cabinet after one sold online. It’s basically a four sided box that is split down the middle to give me the two sided affect and doors applied. Of course I had to pretty it up a bit so I routed the edges of the top and bottom. The one sold online had the lazy susan and I liked that idea so incorporated it too. In short, I had no plans but I did have a basic concept I wanted to carry out.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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blockhead

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#13 posted 10-02-2009 at 04:42 AM

Wonderful job Lenny! One or two of those would come in handy for the shop too. Load it with screws, nails, finishes, sandpaper or whatever. Of course that one would be way too nice for the shop and I would just use it exactly as you planned. Again, great job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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