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post #1 of 6 Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice for Shaker "Bookcase" for LP Vinyl Records

Anyone know of any good plans for a shaker bookcase? I want a good plan to tweak for use with LP vinyl records (14" depth, 14" shelf height).

This will be my first furniture project and I intend on doing everything by hand.

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I think the biggest problem you will have is the weight. It doesn't take very many LP's to get really heavy. If I were to attempt to make a shaker type bookcase I would construct the shelves with steel framing and veneer over it making it look like wooden shelves. For sure I would attach it to the wall instead of making a free standing unit.
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Don't have plans specifically, but plans for an LP cabinet would be for a shaker style, with openings to accept the size of the LP's. This page might give you some ideas. You will need intermediary dividers to keep the jackets (sleeves) vertical.

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Norm Abrams did a shaker bookcase on his show. Plans might still be available on the website.
There is a series of small books - measured drawings of shaker furniture. I've got them sitting somewhere on the bookshelf but can't seem to find them. There should be drawings in there.
As stated above, LPs get very heavy, sagging is going to be a concern.

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I was going to put a center support in the bookcase. Like the bookcase would be 30.5" wide with 3/4" sides and 3/4" center support leaving the inner dimensions of the shelving at 14"x14"x14"
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woodgeekess, would love to see what you came up with for this if you did find a solution. I've got about 2,000 records & after I get done w/ a standard bookshelf for my nephew I plan to embark on a similar journey.

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