My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

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truedeth
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My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by truedeth » 25 Jun 2019 05:21

I bought myself a nice receiver and turntable but have nowhere to put them! So I decided to build a cabinet to store vinyl and my equipment. I know I've posted about this before, this time it's all going to be in this one spot so you all can see the progress as I build it!
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First sketch!
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Post by truedeth » 25 Jun 2019 05:29

The first thing I needed was wood so I bought some 24x48 inch sheets of plywood at the hardware store.
I then marked out what I measured initially and tried to see what setup I wanted.
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The sides measured out!
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Do I want two shelves or just one??
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Here's a rough viz of how many albums I can fit!
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All my parts measured out.
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Re: My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by truedeth » 25 Jun 2019 05:32

Turns out I needed to bump those measurements out a few inches so I had to make new lines. I sanded them down and cut the longer pieces in half to prepare for the actual cuts. Didn't take any pictures of that. Oh well.

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Post by truedeth » 25 Jun 2019 05:39

On Saturday, my Dad and I cut the boards into the parts I need, and then I sanded and shaved down the wood until it was nice and uniform. All we need to do is the dado cuts and then rabbit joints and I can start assembly and finishing!!
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Side panels! Dunno why it's upside down!
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Shelf top and bottom! These images are correct orientation in my camera roll
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Re: My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by vinyl master » 25 Jun 2019 20:07

It's looking good, truedeth! I love to see a project in progress! 8) Oh, and don't forget to detail your plans at the end, should someone else want to build the same cabinet down the line...Good luck, and keep us posted as you finish it! =D>

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Re: My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by truedeth » 02 Jul 2019 23:05

vinyl master wrote:
25 Jun 2019 20:07
It's looking good, truedeth! I love to see a project in progress! 8) Oh, and don't forget to detail your plans at the end, should someone else want to build the same cabinet down the line...Good luck, and keep us posted as you finish it! =D>
Thank you! The next step is to get a router bit to do rabbet and dado cuts!

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Re: My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by BoblK » 06 Aug 2019 18:50

So how's it going so far?

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Post by josephazannieri » 06 Aug 2019 20:23

Yo trudeth:

I like the look of your design, but thinking back. I believe we have had some communications about not attempting to support 22 inches of records on just a 3/4 inch piece of plywood. How deep do you want to cut your rabbets? 1/4 inch? Using a router to cut your rabbets is OK, but you may want to make the rabbets in a couple of passes, each deeper than the last, rather than just attempting to cut the rabbet in one pass.

My 30-year-old Craftsman table saw has a hole in the table that permits mounting a router upside down beneath the table. Check your table saw to see if it has this feature. It will permit the router to stay in one place, rather than trying to cut a straight line by holding the router or attempting to use a straightedge clamped to the board. You can also buy a dado cutter, which is just a circular saw blade that is set up to wobble sideways just enough to cut a groove that is exactly 3/4 inch wide for your plywood shelves. Mount the dado cutter in your table saw. and use the rip fence or the square pusher to cut a nice straight line. Router blade is not adjustable, and only cuts one width unless you want to make 2 side by side passes. Dado cutter will do the job in one pass. Dado cutter is a more versatile tool because you can set it for dado widths from about 1/8 inch to 1 inch. Use some scrap lumber to set the dado cutter to the correct width and depth.

Are you going to use one shelf or 2? Certainly you can use 2 X 2s under the bottom shelf and put your casters on the corners. I would suggest casters that will support 100 lb. each. This will give you a cabinet that will move easily so you can figure out the exact placement. Using big casters will permit you to move the cabinet, even if it is on a carpeted floor, and will support the weight of the records, which will be pretty heavy. I have several cabinets that I have built, and I have used casters to support them to allow them to be moved.

Do you intend to let the plies in your plywood show at the edges? You can buy 1" veneer tape which you can put on the edges of your shelves with a hot iron. This will give you a wood grain edge.

Let's see the pix as you move forward, and good luck from the old guy who can't shut up,

Joe Z.

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Post by truedeth » 07 Aug 2019 07:45

Those are great tips! I really want to finish the project but it's been too darn hot every time my dad and I have free time! I think I may do a veneer on the edges, I have to see how it looks first. Casters might work but my apartment is slightly settled so the floor is slightly banked a little.

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Re: My record cabinet! Watch as it gets made!

Post by Rahuul » 21 Aug 2019 13:23

Looking forward to see how this progresses. Best of Luck!

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