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Built for my girlfriend so she can store her vinyls. She expects to acquire a lot of records, which explains it being so long.

Step 1: Materials

I used 4 "Red-Stained Fir Dog Ear Fence Picket" for the running boards ($1.78ea) and 1 "2 in. x 4 in. x 16 ft. #2 Prime Pine Pressure-Treated Lumber" ($8.57ea). I tried to start with a pallet but the quality of mine was too low for indoor use. Any type of wood screws would work as well.

Step 2: Cut

I cut the red fir in half both width and lengthwise for the sides and bottom (4 planks per board) and strips for the sides that will fit a 12.5in record inside. For height I cut the long plank into four 8in beams.

Step 3: Assemble

I made it as simply as I could, three beams on all of the walls with the small sides having a 1/2in cut for hand grips. I decided against a middle beam on the bottom because it would have been difficult to drill.

Step 4: Complete

I sanded the whole thing and used a wood burner to add her name and the date. You could add a stain to be very professional but I chose not to.

<p>Wow the crate turned out really gorgeous, looks like it'll work really well! By the way welcome to instructables! You should think about entering our First Time Authors Challenge!</p>
<p>It could be too late now, but how would I go about doing that?</p>
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<p>Nice job, I need to make a few for my album collection. You might want to think about adding a finish...pressure treated lumber contains arsenic. You should wash your hands after handling it.</p>
<p>Thank you so much for your concern, but I looked it up, and from what I saw,</p><p><a href="http://archive.news-leader.com/article/20090426/LIFE0504/904260302/Most-pressure-treated-lumber-no-longer-contains-arsenic" rel="nofollow">http://archive.news-leader.com/article/20090426/LI...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/" rel="nofollow">http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/</a></p><p>these disagree. If you have a more reliable source, then please let me know. As far as my search, though, Arsenic seems to be mostly gone. But please, if you know better, let me know. I want to be as safe as possible. Thank you!</p>

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