Video Storage Unit

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Project by edp posted 07-30-2007 04:04 PM 2824 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Enclosure was designed and built to handle a series of Bible Study Courses that an employer was making available to his staff. What you can not see is that the vertical walls are flush with the inside of the face frame as well as the center strip. Essentially two bookcases installed in another enclosure. This beast is really heavy but with its shallow depth, that is an advantage. Nonetheless, I did fasten it to the wall upon delivery.
The material is all Red Oak with a MinWax Golden Oak stain and 6 coats of semi gloss lacquer sealer followed by a rub with burlap to knock down the gloss just a tad to match existing pieces.

-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry.

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 04:08 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 07-30-2007 04:14 PM

beautiful, functional, and sturdy. Can you get any better than that? I think not!

Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 07-30-2007 06:15 PM

Very Nice Cabinet … When I first read the title and saw the size of the cabinet, my thought was how did you find time to build that if you have that many videos to watch

-- Joel Tille

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#4 posted 07-30-2007 10:17 PM

That is a very nice piece of furniture!

  • Are the shelves adjustable or dadoed into the sides?
  • How do you like the Euro style hinges?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 07-31-2007 01:12 AM

Very pretty, I have used that stain a lot and really like the color.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#6 posted 07-31-2007 02:48 AM

No Tom, the shelves are not adjustable. They sit in dados on all three sides. This enclosure was purpose built and the shelf spacing as well as the overall height were established by the size and number of videos planned for the series. He apparently has someone on his staff creating the discs and companion study guides and they had the storage format established before approaching me.
As for the euro hinges, I use nothing else.
I did get a call from them the other day though. I suggested at the outset that we dress up the top with some crown and dental molding. They felt that the plain top was more in line with their existing furniture at that time. They are having second thoughts now but are not to happy with the price to modify the unit. Unfortunately, I DO NOT NEGOTIATE ON PRICE. It is what it is. Always has been, always will be.


-- Come on in, the beer is cold and the wood is dry.

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#7 posted 07-31-2007 08:13 AM

Ed, I like your style, and I like your work.

Very nice.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 07-31-2007 07:05 PM

Now that is just awesome! I really like it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 01-24-2008 11:25 AM

Very nicely done. Proper course of action on negotiating, too.

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 09:39 PM

beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 03-20-2009 04:26 PM

It’s very good.In addition,Oak is beautiful too.

-- china

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#12 posted 02-08-2010 06:24 AM

great looking cabinet…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 02-08-2010 06:27 AM

Manifico aka great job.


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#14 posted 02-21-2011 01:53 AM

I made a entertainment center about the same size once and was very surprised how heavy it was upon completion. How many people did it take to move it?



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