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Lockable red oak electric guitar storage cabinet for church youth center

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Project by DaleMaley posted 03-25-2017 11:54 PM 1186 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an electric guitar oak storage case for the new Baptist Church Youth Center in Fairbury. This is the biggest cabinet I have ever built. It is red oak, lockable, and will hold up to 6 electric guitars. One of my buddies twisted my arm into doing this project :)

Since I have never built one of these before, I first designed and built a pine mock-up, to make sure the guitars fit in the cabinet ok.

The sides and bottom are 3/4” oak plywood. The panel frames are 3/4” red oak with 1/4” oak plywood panels. The top is solid 3/4” red oak.

It is also lined with red felt, so the guitars do not scratched in the storage cabinet. A very interesting project :)

If you are interested in learning about all my Trials & Tribulations of on this project, and there were some….....you can see my woodworking web site here.

Thanks

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 12:29 PM

Very nice job for a worthwhile cause. I looked at your build process and found it very informative. Nice work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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DaleMaley

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 07:11 PM

Thanks!

Since the inside of the cabinet was going to be felt covered, I designed it to take max advantage of Kreg pocket screws…....since the drilled pocket hole would be covered in felt.

Dale


Very nice job for a worthwhile cause. I looked at your build process and found it very informative. Nice work!

- jeffswildwood


-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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Jeepin85CJ7

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 07:45 PM

Hi Dale, Great project. Just out of curiosity where were you able to find the lock for the cabinet. I have been looking and the only ones i find are for skeleton key locks.

Thanks for the help.

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DaleMaley

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 11:13 PM

I got my lock from Rockler, here is a link to it.

They are a little pricey, but I have used 3 of them now on 2 different cabinets. They seem to be well built quality wise, and you have lots of adjustment options for the lever.

thanks

dale


Hi Dale, Great project. Just out of curiosity where were you able to find the lock for the cabinet. I have been looking and the only ones i find are for skeleton key locks.

Thanks for the help.

- Jeepin85CJ7


-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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