DVD Cabinet

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Project by Bill Akins posted 07-23-2012 01:47 PM 2120 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago my son Tyler wanted a DVD cabinet. so we basically made him a tall skinny bookshelf. Last winter Tyler and I made his girlfriend one. One evening watching TV I am staring at the old wire rack we had sitting on an end table that was overloaded and pilled high with movies. I decided we needed a media storage cabinet. I chose red oak at Sweetwater lumber. I also picked up router bits and made my first raised panel doors. I finished with a coat of BLO/shellac/alcohol mix, a coat of gunstock stain, and 3 coats of wiping varnish. 0000 steel wool after each coat. After the last coat I used 1500 grit wet sandpaper. Then a coat of Renaisance wax. You can view a set of 6 videos of me making the cabinet at:

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 08:46 PM

nice! I love the raised panels! and such a handy project…we all have lots of media to put away…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 10:51 PM

Way better than the junk ones you get at a store!
Great work on a great project.
Keep it up! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 08:34 AM

Nice raised panel cabinet, thanks for sharing it is nice to know that others out there are facing the same problems and winning the battle!
I am struggling to build one and the coping process is next so I will let you know how it went.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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