I'm envisioning a modular LP storage box that can be closed up for
transport and then opened up and stacked as shelving for display
purposes. I'd like them to be as durable as possible, but also
I've got several ideas on design, but I was wondering if anyone had
any links or ideas of their own to share.
From extensive experience in the 70' owning a portable disco (lights
and all) I strongly suggest you not use wood. If you transporting
records regularly, they just don't hold up to the abuse.
Use plastic. Much more durable. Old milk carriers were great (and free
if you knew where to "borrow" them). There are several things being
sold these days that would work.
Just my two cents. YMMV.
DAGS on 'Thomas Jefferson' 'bookcases'. Jefferson had some bookcases
that turned into storage boxes by sliding a top into a rabbet around
the front of the case. He used them when he was in Paris.
"Sometimes history doesn't repeat itself. It just yells
'can't you remember anything I've told you?' and lets
fly with a club.
-- John W. Cambell Jr.
If they are not going to be carted around, then us a 4/4 material of
some kind (oak, maple, or even an exotic) and keep them small. No more
that n12.5 x12.5 (maybe 13 x 13). If you don't they will be way to
heavy. Back in the day we made a 3 footer that almost killed us to
move. Dropped it about 6 inches once and the thing just destroyed
itself. LPs are HEAVY.
I would use dovetail or box joints (most likely box) and I would also
put handles (or handle grips).
Good luck and have fun.
On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 16:46:49 -0800, the inscrutable "CW"
Verily, but RAP still makes me miss DISCO.
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One thing to remember is to keep them on the small side. It doesnt
take too many LPs to get very heavy. On my last move I boxed up about
2500 of my LPs. Fortunately teenagers with strong backs are available
for cheap. Possibly you could make the units about the same size as
the old standard milk crate, and then after stacking modularly (is that
a word?) you could use a removeable facer board trim.
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