|Project by Goddahavefun||posted 09-14-2011 07:03 PM||9969 views||15 times favorited||21 comments|
Ive had this idea for some time & finally got around to making it !!
I made the coffee table from pine , it has a glass top which I got cut to size.
The centre of the table is receded down by 6mm, the glass is 3mm , so I only had 3mm to play with to keep the glass just under flush with the sides !!
The base of the table is MDF ! 6mm & 9mm MDF as insert with the Pine sides screwed from underneath
127cm “50” Long
87 cm “34” Wide
41cm “16” High
Pine 110 mm x 20mm
MDF 6mm & 9mm
Glass 105 cm x 65cm
I drilled a hole in the base of the MDF , so I can push the glass up & take it out !!
Cutting records !!!
you will need
Chalk (normal thin chalk )
Warning : I think it would be crime in some States to cut up any rare Elvis records !!!
so before you start hacking into your record collection, practise on your Wham or Abba records first !! LoL
Records made from the 70’s & 80’s are a lot easier to cut,because they are thinner !! than the 50’s 60’s records !!
With your square cut a record to fit in the top left corner ,once cut square,place it in the corner , then place the next record slighty underneath it , with your chalk line around edge of corner record onto record placed underneath , once marked , use another record edge as your guide when scoring the record to be cut with the utility knife , once scored , carefully snap away piece to be discarded !!! repeat the the proccess until your have all records cut !! move the records around abit to find what will work best !!
Footnote : always try to keep the record label , ie you want see to who’s on the record , however near the end, you will have to do fill in’s !!
At all times watch your fingers, I found the utility dancing off track several times !!
The records snap easier if you have a fresh blade in it !!!
I hope this all makes sense , if not !!! I will happilly help you with any queries !!!
P.S. I worked out an easier way to mosaic the records , mark out the size of your insert on MDF before building the table, I built the table first , which in hindsight ,made it harder to mosaic the records !!!
Have a great day !!!
-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !