500 CD Shelf Unit

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Project by Greg Guarino posted 03-19-2014 06:53 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re big music fans in my house; everyone is a musical performer of one kind or another. I think we’ve probably bought our last CDs though. Even I have begun buying (yes, BUYING) mp3s as well as digitizing our existing collection of about 500 CDs.

I designed this CD shelf unit to be mounted to the side panel of an existing wall unit. It’s oak ply with solid oak trim. The shelves are all dadoed and glued. The face frame was assembled with pocket screws.

I’m a weekend novice woodworker with limited space and tool complement. My efforts so far have been pretty simple compared with the projects I see here. But I’m learning.

To view the project from stem to stern, check out the Flickr set below:

I hope this project post works out OK, I’m new to LJ.


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#1 posted 03-20-2014 12:25 AM

You did a great job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 06:36 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting. Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 01:18 PM

Great and sturdy looking shelves, like the wood choice and lots of storage. Great job!

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 01:22 PM

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 03:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

As for “sturdy”, that it is. What I lack in finesse I make up for in stoutness. :) Thirteen 3/4” ply horizontal members, all in dadoes, all glued. Plus a 1/2” ply back, screwed into every shelf. A little caulk and it might even be seaworthy. :)

I tell my family that should an earthquake occur, they should hide under something I built.


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#6 posted 06-30-2015 08:18 PM

This is fantastic! My Daughter and Son-in-Law asked me to make them something similar to this. I like this design. Well done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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