LP vinyl storage units

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Project by mitch48 posted 02-11-2013 08:50 AM 4776 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I moved from the L.A. area to the California Central Coast 18 months ago. I had a few hundred LPs that I had amassed over the years in 19 Home Depot cardboard boxes. I wanted to have them more organized and available to listen to while sipping wine or a nice dark ale.

Cabinet sides are 1/2 inch sanded pine ply. Shelves are 3/4 inch sanded birch ply. Shelves are rabbited 3/16 inch into side daddoes (also 3/16 inch). The backs of the cabinets are 1/2 inch sanded pine ply. The bases were 2×4 (on sides) with a cross piece for reinforcement. All of it was planed and sanded for ‘near perfect’ level and plumb.

All joints were glued with Titebond II and clamped overnight. The backs were glued and had 1 1/4 inch brass screws.

The ply edges were finished in pine trim that were primered and finished in semi-gloss white paint.

It came out to what I had intended … which in my experience, is just fine.

An addendum: The project is prohibited from tipping / falling forward by earthquake straps and screws into wall studs at installation. Thank you for all with that concern.

-- "That which you do not know; the doing will quickly teach you."

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 10:03 AM

Looks great

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 02:39 PM

My grandkids would love these for all their toys, too. Thanks for sharing

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 03:31 PM

I know a vinyl collector or two who would really like these… nicely done. These would be a big help to organize by artist and or genre.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 05:46 PM

Thats some nice storage you have built! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 08:13 PM

What’s an LP or record? Just kidding but I’m sure there are plenty of young kids out there who don’t know. This did turn out nice but I would be concerned about tipping over once it is filled. Especially if some little rug-rat decided it would be wise to climp the first couple of shelves to reach something on the top shelf.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 08:19 PM

Nicely done! My LP’s need a home like that. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 09:21 PM

Nice storage for all those Moby Grape and Bob Wills records. By the way, I think they will not be easy to tip over when loaded, but ohwoodeye is right to be concerned. A well placed sheetrock screw into a stud should suffice.
Show us a picture when they’re loaded down with LP’s.

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 11:26 PM

great looking shelves.
those will handle alot of records.
my first thoughts were the same as ohwoodeye’s some folks won’t know what an lp or record is.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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