Vintage Vinyl Storage Cube

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 07-16-2013 08:35 PM 2192 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started collecting the vintage vinyl that I used to listen to in Viet Nam back in the day. My wife told me I needed to build a storage unit so this is what I came up with. It’s a 13” x 13” x 13” cube made from left over exotic wood shipping crates. I applied one coat of walnut oil to help protect it and help make the beauty of the wood stand out. It will hold around 75+ albums. No nails or staples, I used dowels in place of nails and a little tite bond lll. Thru trial & error I learned that I couldn’t use nails or screws on the hardwood (cracked easily) and that I also couldn’t hand drill the dowel holes. I had to use the drill press to keep the hole straight and true, but now I think I have a handle on the process. It’s a pretty simple design and process. I also got to use my new branding iron.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-16-2013 08:40 PM

Great job.

Where did you get the branding iron?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 09:10 PM

Far out man!

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 10:43 PM


Chris, Can ya dig it

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 12:25 AM

I have the same branding iron!! Just a different name! Love it! The box looks awesome!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 01:45 AM

Nice to see people preserving the old vinyl…...nice work, and the branding iron cool…(well hot, I guess)...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 09:18 AM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-19-2013 04:03 PM

Very nice and cool box for your great collection of vinyl. Great use of the leftover wood for crates. Well done!

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