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Project by Matt posted 04-23-2006 07:54 PM 5178 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have way to many CDs and needed some place to put them. This seems to do the trick. It holds about 300 CDs. Each drawer rides on through dovetails. It’s made of clear pine and is one of my first ever projects.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 04-24-2006 07:09 PM

Nice work, Matt – especially if it’s one of your first projects ever. It seems to fit nicely in the room.

How much time did you spend on it?

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#2 posted 04-25-2006 10:26 AM

Thank you. This piece was my first real attempt at something worth showing in public. I don’t remember how long it took to be honest, I worked on it over a couple of months. An hour here and there after work and the occassional weekend afternoon. If I had to guess I’m willing to admit at the time, I maybe put in 80 hours total, probably more? Looking back on it, I spent a lot of time using the wrong tool(s)/technique to achieve what the right one would have done in far less time. Thanks again. Matt

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 05-03-2006 04:58 PM

Which tool or technique (from the ones you learnt on this project) proved to be the top time-saver in the end?

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#4 posted 05-05-2006 12:53 AM

I’m not really sure which, if any were better. This was the first time I made and used sliding dovetails for the drawer runners. It was challenging for a first timer but they look and work great.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#5 posted 05-09-2006 05:50 PM

lots of drawers for a early project in your woodworking career. You are courageous, and it worked nicely for the cd’s.
hats off to you,
Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 05-10-2006 12:54 AM

Thanks, occassionally I jump in over my head on a project but it forces me to learn something I thought I couldn’t do in the first place. Multiple drawers don’t seem as bad as before.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#7 posted 05-03-2007 01:13 AM

Matt -

Catching up on old posts (an impossible task!) – great project. Nicely done!


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#8 posted 09-08-2008 05:57 AM

Really nice. I love the old style apothacary cabinets and this has that same beautiful simplicity and feel. Great job.

-- JMP

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#9 posted 09-08-2008 10:02 PM

Thank you! It has a prominent position in our living room…only because when it’s loaded with CDs it’s nearly impossible to move.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#10 posted 10-12-2008 04:43 AM

Nice CD Rack, Matt.

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#11 posted 11-06-2011 12:20 PM

Very nice!

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#12 posted 04-15-2016 04:25 PM

Looks like something you see in a post office

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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