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bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:32 PM
I got tired off dealing with all the pre-made media shelving. I've already got two DVD racks that don't match and was pretty close to filling them up. I don't want to go out and spend another $50 on another rack that doesn't match either of those, so I just picked up a bunch of lumber from Home Depot and built myself a shelf.

It's 6' tall and 3' wide. Eight shelves that each hold roughly 60-65 DVDs. I've already filled up six of the shelves, so I figure I'll be building another one these suckers in about a year. The whole thing cost a mere 30 bucks.

Blandy vs Terrorism
05-01-2005, 04:34 PM
Yep, need to do one of those once I get out of the barracks...the fake wood shelf I have now will barely hold all my trades, let alone DVDs, video games, and "real" books.

JABSEN
05-01-2005, 04:35 PM
I keep meaning to do this.But then I realize it takes some effort and just put it off.

Jamie Howdeshell
05-01-2005, 04:38 PM
i'm curious.

what kind of lumber did ya use? 1X4's? 2X4's? plywood?

how did you put it together? screws? nails?

bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:40 PM
It really doesn't take all that much effort. I got the boards cut at Home Depot, so all I had to really do was measure and nail.

DigiEmissary
05-01-2005, 04:40 PM
I've been planning to do that for a while.

Which means it won't happen until summer, if at all.

Right now they're just stacked next to my desk.

bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:43 PM
i'm curious.

what kind of lumber did ya use? 1X4's? 2X4's? plywood?

how did you put it together? screws? nails?


I used 6' 2x6s for the sides and 3' 1x6s for the shelves. Just tacked in a couple of 2-1/2" finishing nails on the sides. Depending on where you're looking at putting it, you'd probably need some kind of brace on the back to keep it from swaying.

bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:46 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/bartsmith/shelf.gif

This is the basic design. I ended up changing some stuff as I went along (such as using a thicker board for the side supports) and putting a little more space between shelves.

Jamie Howdeshell
05-01-2005, 04:48 PM
I used 6' 2x6s for the sides and 3' 1x6s for the shelves. Just tacked in a couple of 2-1/2" finishing nails on the sides. Depending on where you're looking at putting it, you'd probably need some kind of brace on the back to keep it from swaying.
better yet, fit a piece of 1/4 inch plywood on the back and nail it all the way around.
that will make it strong as hell.

bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:50 PM
better yet, fit a piece of 1/4 inch plywood on the back and nail it all the way around.
that will make it strong as hell.


That was one the options I was looking at to brace it, but I just ended up nailing it in place to the wall, so it's not going anywhere.

Jamie Howdeshell
05-01-2005, 04:55 PM
That was one the options I was looking at to brace it, but I just ended up nailing it in place to the wall, so it's not going anywhere.


that'd do it too.

bob vila would be proud!

http://www.bizforward.com/bos/issues/2001-12/images/netp_01.jpg

;)

bartleby
05-01-2005, 04:59 PM
that'd do it too.

bob vila would be proud!

http://www.bizforward.com/bos/issues/2001-12/images/netp_01.jpg

;)


He wouldn't be that proud. I think a couple of the shelves are a little crooked. But, it serves its purpose well enough for me.

sleep
05-01-2005, 08:21 PM
How bout a picture?

bartleby
05-01-2005, 08:32 PM
Batteries in my digital camera are dead.

Simps
05-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Did you stain the wood or anything? I'm looking forward to seeing your finished product. I need something like this, and I think it could be a fun little project for me and my dad once I get home.

bartleby
05-02-2005, 07:03 AM
Nah, I didn't bother with staining the wood. If I lived in a nicer apartment/house, I'd probably do it, but the plain wood looks fine for my apartment (which is just barely a step up from a college dorm room).

Brewtown Andy
05-02-2005, 08:18 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/srtadaniel/lj/DVDsonNewRack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/srtadaniel/lj/RoomView.jpg

It's about 5'x6'.

KingMob
05-02-2005, 08:26 AM
I've got an extra sheet of 8' x 4' MDF left over from building my arcade cabinet I've been meaning to do this with with but I need a new stacked dado blade since I've apparently either lost or borrowed out my old one.

Shane W
05-02-2005, 08:37 AM
I've got an extra sheet of 8' x 4' MDF left over from building my arcade cabinet I've been meaning to do this with with but I need a new stacked dado blade since I've apparently either lost or borrowed out my old one.

Arcade cabinet?

sleep
05-02-2005, 12:40 PM
Batteries in my digital camera are dead.
Don't you make me use my imagination.

RebootedCorpse
05-02-2005, 12:46 PM
I stand in awe. I wish I had even the slightest bit of mechanical ability so I could do that stuff.

KingMob
05-02-2005, 12:48 PM
Arcade cabinet?

yes I'll create a new thread for you.

Jamie Howdeshell
05-02-2005, 02:40 PM
I've got an extra sheet of 8' x 4' MDF left over from building my arcade cabinet I've been meaning to do this with with but I need a new stacked dado blade since I've apparently either lost or borrowed out my old one.


you actually know what a dado blade is?

you're my new best friend!

:spidey:

RODGER
05-02-2005, 02:47 PM
I got tired off dealing with all the pre-made media shelving. I've already got two DVD racks that don't match and was pretty close to filling them up. I don't want to go out and spend another $50 on another rack that doesn't match either of those, so I just picked up a bunch of lumber from Home Depot and built myself a shelf.

It's 6' tall and 3' wide. Eight shelves that each hold roughly 60-65 DVDs. I've already filled up six of the shelves, so I figure I'll be building another one these suckers in about a year. The whole thing cost a mere 30 bucks.

pics?