Media Cabinets

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 04-11-2009 11:59 PM 2315 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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#1 posted 04-12-2009 12:13 AM

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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#2 posted 04-12-2009 12:14 AM

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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#3 posted 04-12-2009 12:33 AM

Fantastic job Randal, great looking cabinets!

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

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#4 posted 04-12-2009 03:23 AM

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


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#5 posted 04-12-2009 03:35 AM

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

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 04-12-2009 03:40 AM

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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#7 posted 04-12-2009 05:20 AM

The are really wonderful!

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

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#8 posted 04-12-2009 06:26 AM

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

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 04-17-2009 12:23 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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