Old Records ! = New Coffee Table !

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Hi All

Ive had this idea for some time & finally got around to making it !!

I made the coffee table from pine , it has a glass top which I got cut to size.

The centre of the table is receded down by 6mm, the glass is 3mm , so I only had 3mm to play with to keep the glass just under flush with the sides !!
The base of the table is MDF ! 6mm & 9mm MDF as insert with the Pine sides screwed from underneath

Table Specs

127cm “50” Long
87 cm “34” Wide
41cm “16” High

Pine 110 mm x 20mm
MDF 6mm & 9mm

Glass 105 cm x 65cm

I drilled a hole in the base of the MDF , so I can push the glass up & take it out !!


Cutting records !!!

you will need
Utility Knife
Chalk (normal thin chalk )

Warning : I think it would be crime in some States to cut up any rare Elvis records !!!
so before you start hacking into your record collection, practise on your Wham or Abba records first !! LoL

Records made from the 70’s & 80’s are a lot easier to cut,because they are thinner !! than the 50’s 60’s records !!

With your square cut a record to fit in the top left corner ,once cut square,place it in the corner , then place the next record slighty underneath it , with your chalk line around edge of corner record onto record placed underneath , once marked , use another record edge as your guide when scoring the record to be cut with the utility knife , once scored , carefully snap away piece to be discarded !!! repeat the the proccess until your have all records cut !! move the records around abit to find what will work best !!
Footnote : always try to keep the record label , ie you want see to who’s on the record , however near the end, you will have to do fill in’s !!

At all times watch your fingers, I found the utility dancing off track several times !!

The records snap easier if you have a fresh blade in it !!!

I hope this all makes sense , if not !!! I will happilly help you with any queries !!!

P.S. I worked out an easier way to mosaic the records , mark out the size of your insert on MDF before building the table, I built the table first , which in hindsight ,made it harder to mosaic the records !!!

Have a great day !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 07:07 PM

My wife would absolutely love this. I might have to surprise her with something similar this holiday season

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 07:10 PM

Looks Very Cool, No one can say you didn’t keep a good record of it !!! ;)

Nice Table !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 07:15 PM

I love it! Probably gonna copy it too! I think I’ll make a Pink Floyd table! Awesome!

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 07:24 PM

very nice look/design – I like it!

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 10:20 PM

Wow anyone that has old records would love this idea.

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 12:07 AM

well done. great idea.

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 12:35 AM

You don’t say what LP’s you used.

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#8 posted 09-15-2011 03:20 AM

this is a great idea, my father-in-law would love this…..i think im inspired

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#9 posted 09-15-2011 03:23 AM

Very cool. Now we all have an idea of what to do with our old vinyl records that won’t fit in the CD player or in our iPods!

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 03:58 AM

Sharp design! A definite conversation piece.

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 05:55 AM

Really cool idea. I’m also wondering what albums you used.

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 06:23 AM

Very clever idea! This looks like a good idea for all the 78s I have. (When I was a kid in Vacation Bible School, we melted them over shapes in the oven and placed a memory verse or picture over the label and then hung them on the wall.)

Thanks for sharing.


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#14 posted 09-15-2011 02:01 PM

@LW….I would like to learn more about melting the vinyl into shapes. any info on this would be greatly appriciated…..thanx

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 02:36 PM

Clever idea.

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