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A local businessman wanted some record cabinets made. They are mostly 3/4 import birch plywood. The fronts are mostly locally harvested stuff – poplar, butternut, cypress, and some rough weather oak. And the trim is walnut.

Probably too much information here..":

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 08:42 PM

My best friend has a HUGE record collection and I have been wanting to build something for him that was practical.

How many records to do you think your two cabinets would hold?

Could you please provide some rough dimensions?

Thanks for sharing. Adding it to my favorites list. You put a lot of thought and work into these to make them unique.

Well done.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 08:50 PM

brad – this many “bins” each going 2 feet deep = about 1500 lps

the client really wanted then “flip through” – like a record store – as opposed to reading spines on a shelf.

the bottom isn’t quite as easy to dig though, but i made the height enough they could be taken out of the back. and the standing and browsing for the top was a good height.

the front panel is 10 inches tall, and they ar 2 feet deep. .. each bin is about 12.5 inches internal space..

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 01:45 AM

I like the design.

I was thinking maybe doing some full extension drawers on the bottom to make browsing easier.
I might even be able to fit another row with this added feature.

Thanks again for your help.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 05:36 PM

You can find out more ideas from Audio Karma. They have a post on building one from a single sheet of plywood.

Multiple ideas on there. You have to remember those people are not woodworkers for the most part…

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 06:00 PM

Good job. I bet they really like it.

I just donated a box full of oldies 45’s to one of our friends. They bought a used juke box and restored it. Now they can mix and match music from the 50’s to the 80’s – rock and roll, country and Doo-Wop!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 06:57 PM

My high school son want’s to know what a record is?
Nice build…......but yes, the bottom will be a bit of a backbreaker when sorting through.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 10-08-2014 10:21 PM

My high school son want s to know what a record is?Nice build…......but yes, the bottom will be a bit of a backbreaker when sorting through.

- ohwoodeye

Tell him it is an Investment .

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 10:26 PM

Nicely done. I thought I was the only one who had been approached by a record collector. I like the combos of the different woods.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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