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Project by Randy Moseley posted 1929 days ago 1772 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend wanted something for storing his DVD collection (he has 2300 DVD movies!), so he asked me to make 3 media cabinets for them. They are made from cabinet grade 3/4” red oak plywood with solid red oak for the face frames and French doors. The shelves are fixed with dados cut in the side panels. I used 1/8” glass and hidden hinges for the doors. The backs are 1/2” oak plywood. They’re stained “special walnut” with two coats of sanding sealer and two coats of lacquer, sprayed. By my calculations, he can “only” get about 1700 of his DVD’s in them unless he doubles them up, so he may be coming after me for another couple of cabinets.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois





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Fin

16 posts in 1940 days


#1 posted 1929 days ago

I’m not sure what is more incredible, the job you did on the cabinets or the fact your friend owns that many movies! You did a wonderful job.

-- Fin - Ottawa, IL

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kine97/Theresa

121 posts in 2375 days


#2 posted 1929 days ago

Great looking cabinets…I like the long lines and glass in the doors.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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Les Hastings

1274 posts in 2370 days


#3 posted 1929 days ago

Fantastic job Randal, great looking cabinets!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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noknot

548 posts in 2038 days


#4 posted 1929 days ago

Nice work the scale is impressive who’s your friend Howard Hughs for god sakes does he ever leave his house?

-- GO DAWGS!

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scarpenter002

466 posts in 2502 days


#5 posted 1929 days ago

2,300!!! And my wife complains about my collection. Very nice cabinets.

-- Scott in Texas

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GaryK

10262 posts in 2585 days


#6 posted 1929 days ago

Great looking cabinets.

That must be some friend!

They would have looked greater in mahogany. Sorry, I just love mahogany :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

15651 posts in 2815 days


#7 posted 1929 days ago

The are really wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Richforever

739 posts in 2317 days


#8 posted 1929 days ago

Gorgeous! I love the details – matching grain, rounded edges, bottom apron, etc.. Thanks for posting!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2371 days


#9 posted 1924 days ago

Great looking cabinets. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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