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This custom audio shelf was a gift to my girlfriend. I wanted to give here a nice place to store her CDs and vinyl records and I was unable to find any store-bought options I liked. The shelf was designed for a record player to sit on top and hold 120 CDs.

Note that this Instructable assumes prior woodworking experience and experience with power tools.
 
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Step 1: Design: Vinyl Shelf

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I'm referring to the middle section of the shelf as the Vinyl shelf. It's a simple one shelf, square design divided into four sections.

Step 2: Design: CD Shelf

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The CD shelf design allows the CDs to be displayed at a tilted angle. You can see in the cut-away images how the the CDs sit within the shelf.

Step 3: Acquire Tools and Supplies

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The wood for this project was purchased from Home Depot. The following quantities are needed for this project:
  • 2x - 1x12x6
  • 1x - 1x12x4
  • 1x - 1x3x6
  • 2x - 3/4" Dowel
  • 2x - 1x6x8
  • 1x - 1/8"x2ftx4ft Hardboard Panel
You'll need common woodworking tools to complete this project:
  • Power Drill
  • Hole Saw/Spade Bits
  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Level
  • Brad Nailer with nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Miter Saw
  • Chalk Line (came in handy)

Step 4: Cut the Wood

The Cut List is as follows:

CD Shelf (Makes 2)
  • (4x) 39" Long 1x6
  • (2x) 4.5" Long 1x6
  • (2x) 4.5" Long 1x3
  • (2x) 6" x 36" 1/8" Hardboard
  • (12x) 6" Long 3/4" Dowel
Vinyl Shelf
  • 24 3/4" Long 1x3
  • 26 1/4" x 30 1/4" x 1/8" Hardboard
  • (2x) 32 3/4" Long 1x12
  • (2x) 14" Long 1x12
  • (3x) 24 3/4" Long 1x12
fabiotnt8 months ago
Nice project, man! Congratulations!
nerd74738 months ago
very cool I will probably do something similar to my storage area