|Project by mitch48||posted 02-11-2013 08:50 AM||5453 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
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."