Yet another record bin made from single 3/4" sheet

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  1. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    Thanks to the good guys at AudioKarma I finally got around to making a record bin

    3/4" high grade plywood $50.00
    3/4" half round trim $7.00
    Tube of construction adhesive $2.78

    I have a pneumatic staple gun and I will also screw the whole thing together
    Here are the plans I used
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    Here is my award winning wood craftsmen workshop aka carport
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    Here are the cut pieces
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    Questions:
    Should the lower shelf be raised off the floor? I have casters so perhaps the floor should be raised to conceal the casters?

    Where should I place the upper deck? Is there a standard position or do I just "wing it"
     
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  2. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Wow, rock on. Was actually headed to lowes to obtain the parts as well.
     
  3. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    Here it is all put together
    I put the upper bin lower than expected but it will hold records fine

    Plenty strong with glue, pneumo--staples and wood screws
    Its on casters

    I am going to paint it brown
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    All caulked tight
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    I had to clamp some trim pieces
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  4. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Splendid work. How many cuts did you have to make? Or did the big box store do it for you?
     
  5. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    The big box store did the first four cuts but I would never allow them to do it again
    They use a rough cut blade, I use a high tooth count blade
    They really don't care about quality cuts or precision, I do
    Its a good thing caulking hides defects well

    I estimate it cost me a total of $150 with casters, trim, paint and whatnot
    I expect 2 quarts of paint should cover it with two coats

    Not counting labor which was about eight hours total

    I probably will make another
     
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  6. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    One quart did the job

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  7. arts

    arts Super Member

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    Very nice,well done!
     
  8. redk9258

    redk9258 Super Member

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    Nice. Put the ones you play on top and your doubles / still sealed in the bottom so you don't have to break your back looking down there! LOL
     
  9. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    Yeah, its kind of a failure
    I did ask the question in the first post but I was out in the workshop and didn't search the previous threads for the answer

    Oh well, it stores records okay
     
  10. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Failure?? Youre too hard on yourself, Don.

    Looks fantastic!
     
  11. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    Here is the load test
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  12. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    Looks real nice.....about how many albums can it hold?
     
  13. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    Approximately 400
     
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  14. redk9258

    redk9258 Super Member

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    I wish I had a place to put one or two of those. The only thing I might consider doing is making a small base for it to raise it slightly. Maybe even put a storage drawer for stuff (45s!). Most of my LPs are in a closet. I have 4 Peaches crates set on their side and stacked up- kinda like a shelf. I always wanted to build a Barrister bookcase but big enough for LPs. I haven't done any wood working for a long time and can't seem to get motivated to start a project like that.
     
  15. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    I had 11 cardboard boxes of LP's
    I still have three
     
  16. psychoaudio

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    excellent DIY. Thank you for sharing the plans!
     

     

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  17. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member

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    I didn't create the plans. I just utilized them, The were made available here on AudioKarma

    I also placed the upper deck too low and it makes it difficult to get to the lower records bins
    It works good enough to store them just not as easy to scan thru them

    but thanks, I tried
     
  18. seti

    seti MonkeyButtonPusher

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    This is great I may follow your lead on this one. I HATE spine reading.
     
  19. arts

    arts Super Member

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    I'm getting closer to starting mine. My entryway is now well stocked with Russian Birch plywood,as one of the local suppliers had a sale recently.......
     
  20. Lavane

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    It wouldnt look bad with some legs on it if you dont like bending over so far. I book marked your thread. I like what ya did there! :thumbsup:
     

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