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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."





8 comments so far

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Monte Pittman

13196 posts in 933 days


#1 posted 526 days ago

Looks great

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Kenns

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#2 posted 526 days ago

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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dustyal

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#3 posted 526 days ago

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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Ken90712

14821 posts in 1784 days


#4 posted 526 days ago

Thats some nice storage you have built! Well done.

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

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ohwoodeye

990 posts in 1748 days


#5 posted 526 days ago

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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Richforever

739 posts in 2315 days


#6 posted 525 days ago

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

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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tbone

256 posts in 2280 days


#7 posted 525 days ago

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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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 525 days ago

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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