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Just finished DVD storage Cabinet!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Curt Badry, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Curt Badry

    Curt Badry Well-Known Member

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    First, sorry for posting in the DIY forum, should have posted here. Ok, The project took alot longer than i planned,(always the case), but i am pleased with the results. I made the doors out of Fir,frosted the glass myself and made the rest of the cabinet out of 3/4" MDF.It is a total of 10" deep with 4" sunk into the wall, and it will hold 500+ DVD's. Now i need to start collecting, as i only have 50 so far.!!!
    I have been lurking around,looking at what everyone else has been making and i got the "build" bug. I thought i would share my little storage unit!!!
     
  2. Glenise

    Glenise Well-Known Member

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    Very elegant!
     
  3. Dustin Harrison

    Dustin Harrison Well-Known Member

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    Great work. [​IMG]

    Now you just need a pic with all the DVD's in there.
     
  4. Hank Frankenberg

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    Very nice! I like the frosted glass that subdues the view of the DVD cases.[​IMG]
     
  5. BrianKR

    BrianKR Well-Known Member

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    WOW that is one nice looking cabinet Curt!
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  6. Wayne Ernst

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    Curt,

    Very nice detail work on the cabinet. I can appreciate built-in cabinets that become a part of one's home. [​IMG]
     
  7. John G

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    very nice curt! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Curt,

    Beautiful and elegant solution.

    You know, for a moment I was puzzled, because when I entered through your link, they were "newest first". Took me a few seconds to realize the order!

    How deep is it exactly? About 5.5", to accomodate snappers?


    Cees
     
  9. richard_v

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    Very talented!
     
  10. Todd_B

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    That is an amazing job you did there [​IMG]

    ..I think I'm going to borrow your idea (if you don't mind) [​IMG]

    Todd B
     
  11. Gary Hunter

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    Looks great! I'm jealous. I made mine out of dowel rods and white poplar, very basic.
     
  12. Curt Badry

    Curt Badry Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your comments. The wife wanted pillars in the livingroom and the entrance to the dining room. We went shopping and found that they would cost about $250.00 per pillar( floor to ceiling),so i decided to make them myself. That's where the idea came from to make the cabinet. I made 8 fluted pillars floor to ceiling, with crown moulding around the top and a base on the bottom. I just have to paint them. So i thought i could make a cabinet using the fluted pillar idea. AS you can see i ended up finishing the cabinet first. DVD storage can add up as you all know, and it just wasn't in the budget.

    Total cost was;
    $50 for 2 sheets of mdf
    $55 for glass
    $12 for two cans of frost glass(at home depot)
    $20 for the hardwood used to make the doors (fir, it's cheap)
    $20 glue,sandpaper,misc.
    So for around $150.00 i was all set. I was painting the wall anyway so i didn't include the price of paint.
    My next project is going to be a huge DIY Tempest enclosure. I'm thinking of sinking it into the corner of the wall near my stairs with a couple of pillars on each side. Still haven't figured out the design yet. The wife is totally supportive as long as it looks/sounds good.

    PS. The shelves are 6" deep, and i left and extra 3" height on the bottom shelves just incase some boxsets in the future are made taller!
     
  13. Shane Martin

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    You answered my question for me.. [​IMG]

    Very nice work. Very elegant solution.
     

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