|Project by Bonny||posted 06-19-2010 04:20 AM||2542 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Made from cherry and cherry plywood it was sized to hold approximately 1000 of the 78 rpm records. The coffin top was shaped on the table saw by running boards diagonally across the saw blade. Construction started as a cherry plywood box and the solid cherry was added afterward. With time the plywood has darkened a good bit. The design was a modification of a china cabinet from and old woodworking book. Inside is two shelves plus the bottom with verticle dividers so the records stand on edge. Width is 44 inches and height is 50 inches.
I was asked about the colors. The lighter areas is the plywood and the darker is the solids. Since the picture was taken the plywood has darkened a good bit and can be seen on the insides of the doors.
The cabinet is about full and the records are old country. To the right of the cabinet is the 1926 RCA victrola that my grandfather sold new. I was able to buy it at an estate sale with the original sales receipt and the records that were purchased at the same time.
-- Bill North Carolina