Just got my new DVD cabinet...

 
Old 09-07-03, 09:12 PM
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Just got my new DVD cabinet...

Well, I just got my new "Dad-made" DVD cabinet. I had asked him to build me one in his spare time. Well, now 4 months later, I have one, and guess what? It's 90% full already! Isn't that the friggin' way? So now, I have this great cabinet which will be full by the end of the year... back to square one again... Geez. Thanks, Dad!

For those who are curious, Dad says:
"It was made out of white oak from Pennsylvania, with MDF board for shelves. It also has oak panneling for the sides and front. It also has adjustable legs for leveling. It took around 60 hours and cost around $80 for materials and designed from scratch. Next time, I would probably not use the panneling. It really slowed me down."



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Very nice looking....good work dad
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oh man. thats nice.

tell your dad you need another one and send it to me.

how many does it hold?
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well, single disc, it should hold around 500... the problem is, as you can see, not everything is single disc... I imagine I will fill to capacity around 400.
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and it has a lock on it, right?
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Nope, no lock. Good lock on house = no need for lock on DVDs.
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Yeah, nice work. Doesn't look like you have much room for something bigger. Maybe have dad make another one and that should do you for a little while
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Maybe have dad make another one...
How about this?
Great job on the cabinet, Dad. Thank you very much. Can you teach me how to build them? Maybe we can work on one together.

You get another cabinet and the knowledge and skill to make more when you need.

Dad gets to teach his son something new and spend some quality time together. Who knows? Maybe you'll enjoy spending time with the old man too.
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Nice looking cabinet. It looks professionally crafted.

"It took around 60 hours and cost around $80"

My spare time is worth about $20 hour so that's a $1280 cabinet!
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Wow! very nice! Your dad did a great job!

I am shopping for a new storage system and have seen cabinets similar to that. Sounds like yours is better built with better materials though.

Looks great! Bravo!
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Originally posted by namlook
Nice looking cabinet. It looks professionally crafted.

"It took around 60 hours and cost around $80"

My spare time is worth about $20 hour so that's a $1280 cabinet!
Yeah, that was my point too -- that is an expensive cabinet!
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Sure looks better than the boards I slapped together..... dad could have a whole second career!
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You should get your dad to draw up the design plans and then scan them in and post them so others could build a similar cabinet.

I'd love to have a cabinet or two that look like that. Much better then the cheap wodden holders I have now. I have 2 and they are full. I think they have 5 or 6 rows on each. But what can you expect for a $17 dvd rack.
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Nice cabinet. Now ask your dad to build you a larger room.
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Your dad rules.
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Damn, my dad was never that cool.
That's a damn impressive cabinet.
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Your dad did an excellent job! His cabinet looks just as good as the cabinets from Spinkeeper!
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You should get your dad to draw up the design plans and then scan them in and post them so others could build a similar cabinet.
I'll ask him.

Now ask your dad to build you a larger room.
WORD.
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Thanks, One more reason to hate my father!
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I thought I would share pictures of my twin spinners that my Dad and I completed last Sunday. They are made from oak plywood and stand 7' 10" tall. Each spinner holds about 700 DVD's. We spent about a week on the project in our spare time.



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That's excellent! Really nice work from Dad !

Wow bdhart, do you play center for the L.A. Lakers or just handy with a pair of stilts? Nice!

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Cool cabinet.

my dad pretty much laid around all the time, no way he would do something like that for me.
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Looks great
Keeps prying people from messing with the collection
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Both are very nice cabinets ...quality craftsmanship that you definitely won't find in most store bought models.

Originally posted by AdamComic2
Nope, no lock. Good lock on house = no need for lock on DVDs.
No lock on DVD cabinet = Unauthorized access to friends, family, kids, roommates, girlfriends etc. that are just itching to get their greasy little hands on your collection. TRUST NO ONE!!
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Yeah, but...
-- friends don't come in my room
-- no kids in the house
-- no roommates
-- fiancee can use whatever she wants...
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