Music – Poplar Plywood Vinyl Case, by Julius

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I had been looking for a cabinet for some time in which I could store my amplifier and LPs. After spending an infinite amount of time on Pinterest and Marktplaats, I finally decided to make one myself.

DIY: Custom Vinyl Case

First measured equipment, after which I made the construction drawing (see images). Wanted to have two consoles / cabinet parts of different heights. To make it look a bit more spacious, I chose to separate them by placing a shorter and narrower plank of 9 mm Finnish Spruce underlayment in between. Finally attached it very simply with double sided tape. For both cabinet parts I started by drawing out all the center lines on the lower long panels of the cabinet parts. Once this was done I drilled 2 holes 10mm deep, 5.0cm away from the edge and then used a dowel set to make impressions on the underside of the relevant bulkhead (dowel set, with a drill guide so you drill straight is a must! As well as a snag!). Do this for both the top and bottom and the whole thing should slide together like one big mechano set. The planks I used were 18mm thick. In the end I chose to work with dowels of 6 mm thick. When everything was pre-drilled and all dowels fitted, I first put the inside of the bottom shelf (150.0 x 40.0 cm) in the clear coat (3 thin layers). To prevent either my amp or taking the LPs in and out every time from damaging the wood. Started with attaching the outsides first. These are miter sawn, so easy to glue. Check this site for the best way to tackle this. After this it was only a matter of gluing the back, the bulkheads and the top with enough wood glue and putting it under tension with large wood clamps (or in my case a lot of painter's tape). To put extra pressure on it, I put a number of heavy books on it. TIP : Grab an old toothbrush and a glass of water and brush the edges where excess wood glue oozes out. This way you avoid having to chip away dried wood glue. Finally I put the outsides in the clear stain (about 3 - 5 thin layers). Legs attached (google black steel legs), and drilled a hole in the left part of the top cabinet part (use a hole saw for this).

Vinyl cabinet made of Plywood Poplar

Outside dimensions (LxWxH) including legs are as follows: 150.0 cm x 40.0 cm x 79.1 cm.

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