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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


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?


#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

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!
You answered my question for me.. Posted Image

Very nice work. Very elegant solution.