How to store 1000 DVDs

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Project by degoose posted 12-18-2009 12:50 PM 4305 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Project was actually requested over 18 months ago… just got the go ahead a few weeks ago…
72 sliding dovetails… all the shelves…
36 blind dovetails in the carcases… all variable spaced… used the Leigh D4R… wonderful machine…
24 stiles and 60 rails in the false drawer front… and 30 panels..
And not to mention that all the timber used was used and had to be ripped cut dressed allround…Incra mitre sled made it easy to cut all the rails to the same size…
Oh 6 piano hinges and 30 brass knobs on the false drawers….
Stained with English Mahogany… only on the outside and finished with wipe on poly… not real happy with the finish…. but Michael and Jenny were happy to have storage for nearly 1000 DVDs…..
Rare Earth Magnets hold the doors…. bookcases…. closed.
Making three all the same was very challenging… I miss counted and had to make some more parts after I had started to assemble the first one….
Picked up this morning… spent the rest of the day making one of two outdoor tables … the second one is also ready for assembly….and a matching Lazy Larry.

-- Be safe.

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 01:12 PM

Nice work Larry. They look good. Let me know when your making mine and I’ll let you know the color…....................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 01:16 PM

Good work Larry. I’m glad I’m not the only one making three of a kind. From your description, it’s all quality construction, and they look it too. Very nice work. CD’s aren’t going to be around much longer, so I guess these chests will be a kind of museum. I hope a lot of people get to see them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 01:20 PM

Very nice, Larry. That is a lot of cutting and parts for 3 identical units.
I’m sure your customer loved it… who wouldn’t! Now … where to find 1000 DVDs!!!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 02:48 PM

Very Labor intensive Buddy, but you pulled it off an they look great. When can you get a jump on mine? (oh I can’t wait 18 months though) LOL

-- Robert-maine

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 02:51 PM

Looks great!! What species of wood did you use?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 02:58 PM

well should i be honest or say they look great….i cant help it…what happened with the finish..they look moteled and blotchy..maybe its just the camera or the lighting…but they just dont seem to look bright…please dont take me wrong here larry..but i just thought they maybe could use somthing to bring them alive…what do you think…am i wrong on this…let me know…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 03:04 PM

these are well done , larry .

and here i thought ,
you were laughing ,
all the way to the bank ,

via the outhouse (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 03:42 PM

I really like the English Mahogany finish. This is a very nice project.

-- Richard

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 03:56 PM


Very impressive. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 04:12 PM

Good job Larry.
Plenty of room there!
Very nice finish!

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 05:40 PM

Nice work, Larry.

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 05:44 PM

Nice job Larry, bet that was a fun break from flatware ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 05:45 PM

Thatsa good cabinet Larry! A DVD cabinet is on my list of projects because my wife and i have an excessive DVD collection and they are everywhere! Everywhere!

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#14 posted 12-18-2009 05:58 PM

Wow Larry super job. You can’t just do one of something?:-)) at first I thought they were made from purple heart under side cutting boards. LOL They really do look great .


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#15 posted 12-18-2009 06:38 PM

Good show Matey….....I personally like the finish….but that’s just me….... Larry..what keeps the cds from falling out when you fling the doors open?

Great idea…....I need something like this…...probably two… address is in the phone book!

Grizz….the finish was obviously designed that way…..can’t be a mistake… gives it that used, blotchy, mottled look!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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