Modular Album Storage

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Project by mikewhite posted 09-07-2018 05:56 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My teenaged daughter has gotten into vinyl lp’s recently – for you youngsters an LP is what music used to be played on back in the 1970’s and 80’s. ;-)

I wanted something cheap, modular and durable she could use as album storage or a place to put her turntable. I built a prototype unit out of Doulas Fir (cheap). The unit came out OK. It is sturdy and holds albums…

My favorite part is the finish. I usually go for the simple, renewable linseed oil with a coat of wax; it is fast and easy to apply. For this project I added milk paint to the recipe: three coats of soldier blue followed by sanding a pool of linseed oil into the finish with 320 grit. Added a coat or two of wax and buffed. The oil pumped up the chalky flat finish into much deeper sapphire tones. Variations in sanding, grain etc. gave the impression of denim – i.e. darker in areas, almost white in others.

My daughter was pleased with the effect. Now I need to make three more…

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 02:49 AM

Nice job on the gang cut dovetails. That finish is very interesting. I like the color and the look you ended up with.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 03:14 AM

Looks good good memories, back in ‘77 one of my shop projects was a storage box for my albums, used it for years sat at the end of the couch. Lots of Freebird and Cocaine played from there. Still have the albums, married a girl with a collection equal to mine, without many duplicates either. we still have the collection safe and sound, my project I have no clue. Many moves ago….

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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