Vintage Vinyl Dessert Stand

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Step 1: Gather All of Your Materials:

You will need: 

Three vinyl records. They will need to be different sizes, so you'll need a 78, a 33 1/2, and a 45. I found mine at Salvation Army for $.50 a piece.

A cupcake stand centerpiece. I found mine on amazon for a total of $3.50. The kit will come with a metal screw, a metal washer, six foam washers, two center rod pieces, and a third rod piece with a handle on top. 

A 45 converter. The 45 vinyl was created with a much larger hole in the center, and you will need an adapter to make sure that the record stays on the center rod. You could try to use large metal washers to do the same thing, but i found that an adapter (which cost $10 for a pack of 15) works best. 

Step 2: Assembly: the Lowest Tier.

For this step, you'll need to sandwhich all of the pieces together. Start with the metal screw. Stack a metal washer, and then a foam one, and then the 78. After that another foam washer, and then screw that bottom piece onto one of the lower center rods. they are the same, so it doesn't matter which.

Step 3: Assembly: the Middle Tier.

Place a foam washer on top of the rod from the lowest tier. Set your 33 1/2 on top of that, then another foam washer, and, finally, the second plain rod piece. screw it on tightly. 

Step 4: Assembly: Upper Tier.

For the final step, place a foam washer on top of the last piece of rod. Go ahead and snap in your plastic adapter-- or use large metal washers instead-- as you'll need this to be done before it will sit on top of the rod. Lower it on, then top with a foam washer. Screw on the final piece of the center rod kit, and you're done! 

Step 5: Fin!

Yay! You're done! 

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    jfitzpa22

    2 years ago

    Very cool idea and awesome instruct able. Thank you!

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    SpringRobin

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is very cool! What a great idea! This may sound like a silly question but is the long playing record strong enough to put anything but cupcakes on it?

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    annakahjSpringRobin

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not sure. If you wanted to make the 45 more sturdy, you could use two large metal washers on either side of the record to stabilize it. Thanks :)

    if you got one of tho,as edisons original records, you could put a lot on them.
    In the NJ facility where his workshop was, probably called edison nj nowadays.His formed the vinyl record over full size round wood pieces, and dropped them out his 2nd or 3rd story factory window, to prove to his investors the durability of the records for the gramophone.
    I remember this useless tidbit from my boyscout visit to his plant, so it could just be a BS story the plant caretakers told us too. It was in the mid 1960's.

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    organgrinder

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, and I just saw some of that cake stand hardware...might have to make one.

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    Patrick S

    5 years ago on Introduction

    To awesome! These types of projects don't usually peak my interest, but it looks so unique and cool!

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    annakahj

    5 years ago

    yes, you could. I didn't, but only because CDs aren't from the targeted era.