Vinyl Record shelf/case

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Project by Country posted 08-31-2011 06:34 AM 7493 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used mostly Plywood and pine wood for this. A simple design but it still took a lot of work and sweat. Learned a few things along the way of course. Originally (and I still have the piece for it) was going to put a back on it and decided not to. Had a little bit of trouble with the Buffalo stencil. Overall, I was very pleased with how it turned out. The colors turned out good also. I looked at a lot of different designs on the web for specifically storing Vinyl records and decided to just go with my own. I apologize I don’t really have more technical information. I just used some plywood for the sides and shelving and mostly pine wood used for molding for the inside support and separation pieces and the front face molding pieces. I did damage a steel sawhorse in the process of making this, but it’s still alive and kicking.

Most record storage shelves bring the 12” records out flush with the front of the cabinet. I decided to give a little more room in this regard. I also notice that so many shelving units out there, regardless of what items they are meant to hold, often sag. I wanted to make sure to have the design also be strong in it’s structural support when stocked with Vinyl Records.

I designed it so I could have my guitar song books in the smaller spaces on the left and right of the top shelf, with the middle of the top shelf and the entire bottom shelf able to hold most of my vinyl collection, which is several hundred albums strong. I toyed with the idea of having a lid on a top shelf to house things and decided to leave it open and do the Buffalo stencil. This top shelf holds old books, a cigar box and some of my guitar pics and strings. Made in my garage using hammer, drill, hand saw, skill saw, hand sander and wood glue.

-- If it doesn't break apart into oblivion at least once, it's not bowl turning

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 10:56 AM

Simple but awesome! I love it :)

-- Grant Laird Jr - Garland, Texas

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 07:28 PM

Thanks Grant :)

-- If it doesn't break apart into oblivion at least once, it's not bowl turning

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