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LP & 45 crates, do we all remember these?

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Project by chickenhelmet posted 1901 days ago 5151 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just started my first woodworking type business. LP & 45 record storage crates. There will be a blog of the adventure soon, I just don’t know how to post pictures there.
There are two designs. They are made from 3/4” AC ply and finished real nice like. Yeah, that’s right, I’m using plywood. The larger ones measure 13”x13”x12 1/4” inside(assembled), the smaller ones 8”x13”x7 1/4” inside(assembled). The extra 1/4” is so the crates are stackable. They are put together with pocket hole screws and a little glue just for good measures. The lighter colored one is a 2/1, clear/amber shellac, with the darker one being General Finishes “Early American”. There is also a G.F. “Antique Cherry” (not pictured). All three are then hit with three coats of G.F. “High Performance” topcoat. The brand is the company name and logo, Colorado Reaord Crates.
I brought 12 crates to the record store expecting to consign them. The owner loved them and bought them outright. Here’s to more of the same! Website soon. Will post with blog. Thanks for looking!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com





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Julian

880 posts in 2157 days


#1 posted 1901 days ago

Cool idea. How about some through dovetailed boxes of contrasting woods?

I have been working on plans to build a wall unit for storing my 12” record collection. I have about 2000 albums. I am a dj/woodworker. I think I’m in the minority here, for sure.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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chickenhelmet

99 posts in 1944 days


#2 posted 1901 days ago

Julian, Ex-record store guy!
I have tought of contrasting woods and a design with a “dovetail rabbet” joint. I’m a beginner and will change the joinery as my skills improve. The materials will also change as we can afford it. Thanks for the interest. Keep buying records!! DJ woodworker and “old punk rock” woodworkers. Having the time of my life!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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WhiskeyWaters

213 posts in 2437 days


#3 posted 1901 days ago

Count me in – though I covered my admittedly small LP collection cabinet/player with springsteen posters, you aren’t the only music-lover/woodworker around.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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tmiller

103 posts in 1944 days


#4 posted 1901 days ago

I don’t know what an LP or 45 is exactly.

Good luck with your new business. I love when you can convert a hobby to cash. It is getting paid for what you love to do.

Thanks for posting the pics. Post more as you build more.

-- tmwsigns.com

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dustyal

1196 posts in 2107 days


#5 posted 1901 days ago

good idea… thanks. But, it will weigh a ton when loaded with LP’s?

I just inherited about 300 lp’s and the old 8 track tape cassettes (50?). I even got the 8 track player that is integrated with the LP record player. How do I store that when I move it out of my in-laws old house? I’ll try to do something like this… I didn’t like the idea of plastic tubs or open shelving.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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waxman

50 posts in 1953 days


#6 posted 1901 days ago

I did something similar for my lps where I had the same size as you have but added a board on the top that would lock into two boards on the bottom of another crate. The front was open so you could select albums to play. This way I could stake them up to five high (on a solid floor!). It woked great when I would move because you could just grab the crate and go. I finally made a more finished cabinet for my albums that I have in my living room.

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Brad_Nailor

2531 posts in 2589 days


#7 posted 1900 days ago

Cool idea..records are coming back!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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chickenhelmet

99 posts in 1944 days


#8 posted 1900 days ago

Hey, thanks everyboby for the interest!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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Karson

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#9 posted 1881 days ago

Some great crates. Nice job and congratulations

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1878 days ago

simple but creative

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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