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    I got my son the base $100 AudioTechnica record player for Christmas and am pleasantly surprised that he really enjoys vinyl. He is already looking to upgrade to a better turntable in the future. He was looking at record player stands and as a college student didn't want to spend the money that even a basic stand costs, so he asked if I was interested in building one. Which, of course I was.

    So I went down to the basement and got some leftover Oak hardwood flooring. I had to clean it up and bleach it, as I think there was a little mildew on a few pieces. I probably had enough leftover MDF laying around but didn't want to hunt around for pieces the right size so bought one 4' x 8' sheet of 1/2" mdf to double up for the 1" sides and main shelf, a 2' x 4' handypanel of 1/4" mdf for the record dividers and a 2' x 4' handypanel of 1/8" hardboard for the back panels. I spent more on spray paint and clear coat than I did mdf.

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    I don't have a planer so ran the boards vertically through my table saw to reduce the bottom profile, leaving just enough so the tongue and groves would hold with some Titebond III wood glue.

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    Stained it with some leftover stain and satin polyurethane. Used Krylon ColorMaxx satin black and satin clear coat. Cut some holes in the back for wires and heat dissipation. And got a little creative with the dividers. Bun feet were the cheapest $2.78 ones I could find at Lowes. Pretty happy with how it ended up. Now I just need to build myself something nice.

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  • #2
    Nice job
    craigk

    " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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    • #3
      Very nice looking unit. From leftovers.

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      • #4
        Jumping from the 2nd picture to the 3rd picture I expected the text to say "But it didn't work, so I went out and bought this fancy stand".

        Very nice.

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        • a4eaudio
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          LOL, Thanks!

      • #5
        Mate that's very nice. I bet your son is happy!

        No such thing as leftovers....just smaller stock!

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        • #6
          Nicely done, Dave!
          Wolf
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          • #7
            Hey that's really cool looking. The routed-in record feature is very clever and well executed.
            Hmm, I have some left-over hardwood flooring...

            TomZ
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            *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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            • #8
              That thing turned out so well - it is brilliant!


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              • #9
                Well done!

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