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Just finished DVD storage Cabinet!

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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Curt Badry

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Posted March 25 2004 - 03:20 PM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Glenise


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Posted March 25 2004 - 05:04 PM

Very elegant!

#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Dustin Harrison

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Posted March 25 2004 - 09:37 PM

Great work. Posted Image

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

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Hank Frankenberg

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Posted March 25 2004 - 11:53 PM

Very nice! I like the frosted glass that subdues the view of the DVD cases.Posted Image

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   BrianKR


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Posted March 26 2004 - 01:14 AM

WOW that is one nice looking cabinet Curt!
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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted March 26 2004 - 02:35 AM


Very nice detail work on the cabinet. I can appreciate built-in cabinets that become a part of one's home. Posted Image
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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   John G

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Posted March 29 2004 - 12:00 PM

very nice curt! Posted Image Posted Image

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted March 30 2004 - 12:23 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   richard_v


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Posted March 30 2004 - 12:37 AM

Very talented!

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Todd_B


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Posted March 30 2004 - 02:13 AM

That is an amazing job you did there Posted Image

..I think I'm going to borrow your idea (if you don't mind) Posted Image

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Gary Hunter

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Posted March 30 2004 - 08:15 AM

Looks great! I'm jealous. I made mine out of dowel rods and white poplar, very basic.
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Curt Badry

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Posted March 30 2004 - 06:11 PM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted March 31 2004 - 03:28 AM

You answered my question for me.. Posted Image

Very nice work. Very elegant solution.

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