Record Cabinet

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Project by Bonny posted 1496 days ago 1563 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 1496 days ago

Very nice, a great looking record cabinet

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1496 days ago

that is one fine cabinet. The top reminds me of the old players. Very nice design.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#3 posted 1496 days ago

that is just beautiful, you do fine work.

-- RStadler

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#4 posted 1496 days ago

Beautiful piece of woodworking!

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

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Mary Anne

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#5 posted 1496 days ago

Oh my!! That is beautiful!

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#6 posted 1496 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture. Would love to see the inside of it..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 1496 days ago

Very nice work. I really like the top…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 1495 days ago

what is a record? is that something like a CD by chance? Very beatuiful work, I like the contrast in color; did you stain them differently or is some of the cherry just darker?

-- Mike, Western New York

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#9 posted 1495 days ago

Scrumptious work! Love the design and proportion. Nice work indeed.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 1495 days ago

Your record cabinet design looks perfect for the 78s. The coffin top looks just like the old Victrola design. Too bad you don’t live around here; I could add a few hundred more 78s to your collection!

This reminds me of what our grandkids said when Grandpa was showing them a film strip: “Are those the videos of your childhood?”

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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