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03-03-2014 07:33 AM

Just a novice here. I want to build a spinning dvd/blu-ray tower. I was going to use Pine because it is just cheaper to buy. I would like oak or cherry but I am a novice, so if I mess up I will not feel so bad. HA.. I have half the tools and my uncle close by has all of them. Any suggestions to help a novice? I have already wrote up most of my plans and completed a rough sketch or diagram.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 08:27 AM

let me see if i have this figured correctly ….......You’re saying that your Uncle has all the tools ?
And you claim that you have half the tools ? If your uncle has all the tools then why do you claim to have half ?
It doesn’t add up . Do you have half as much again in tools as your Uncle or did you mean that the tools your uncle has are separate and that you just have half as many tools in comparison to the amount of tools your uncle has or maybe you have like 150 % aggregate tools . When you said he had all the tools did you mean that he has some bitchin tools , or adequate tools, or superior tools or whateveramount of tools ?? . That’s the only part I couldn’t grasp . That part about building and displaying small furniture I understood perfectly . That sounds Great .

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 01:27 PM

Think about the amount of time and effort you’re going to put into the project. Think about the fact that this is going to end up in your home, and you’re going to have to look at it for years. If you want oak or cherry, buy oak or cherry. Especially if you intend to use mostly hardwoods in the future, you might as well learn and practice on hardwoods. Buy a bit extra so you have some stock to make mistakes on. The cost of the wood only hurts once.

-- John

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#3 posted 03-04-2014 03:56 PM

My uncle has all the tools he used to make furniture, cabinets, and such. i have the half the tools for this project. @jmos that is what i was thinking. Just suck it up and buy it. I had plan on taking my time just doing it on my days off.

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#4 posted 03-04-2014 04:06 PM

It’s wise to use a prototype be it plywood off of Craigslist
or pine IMHO.

Maybe spend more time finishing your plans and include
a cut list, a joinery list, and have a hardware list if need be.

Good luck and welcome to Lumber Jocks.

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 04:19 PM

Build it in pine. Write down all dimensions, including the changes you made during the build, as well as ideas to make it better. Once you feel like you really have a grasp on it, then build it in a wood worth showing off, and you’ll have a backup spinner for when you acquire more music and movies.

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 04:57 PM

Realm of wood….. How much wood are you going to need?
I have some oak and some cedar you can have but you would have to drive up here to get it.
I’m about 140 miles northwest of Houston on US79 in Franklin.

Most of it is rough stock, but you can run it through my planer if you need to.

Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 05:15 PM

I was going to do it in both pine and oak. The oak for the house. I have drawn a rough sketch and written down a rough estimate of how long each piece is going to be. I was going to used brass spoon pegs to hold the shelves inside. I had thought about buying the bracket pegs as well to see how they would look.

Thanks for the offer Dallas.

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