I made a CD cabinet with the intention of using the CD holder strip (6
ft long) black plastic from Rockler to the wood sides. When I
received the CD holder it had a very tiny strip of adhesive on paper
to hold the plastic strip in place. It might have worked except that
you only got one try on locating the strip on the wood. With problems
of horizonal alignment between the opposing strips needless to say it
didn't stick well.
I then used DAP Weldwood Contact Cement on the wooden sides. It stuck
on but not too well.I left the cabinet in the back of my van and it
got hot and the plastic expanded an bit and buckled in some spots. It
may stick back down. Time will tell.
Does anyone have any suggestions for this time or for the future, if I
decide to make another one?
OK, I'll bite . . . . Where is it, or did you modify some ' . . . measured
drawing . .' to suit? Couldn't find any 'specific' plan/shelf on the NYW
I have plans for a 'Lighthouse Shelf' I was going to modify specifically for
CD's. However, I'm always open to other ideas . . .
Regards & Thanks,
Well, one thought comes to mind, set up a jig on your tablesaw like
you would for a box joint. (the guide pin system) but make it the
width for CD cases. Then you could just notch a series of wood strips
and place them in the project to hold the cd's.
On Aug 27, 11:33 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
plastic holders would be easier and look better. The plastic still looks good,
but was more tricky to get in alignment, more of a problem than I would have had
with either a wooden strips or cutting into the sides of the cabinet from the
Thanks for the suggestion.
I didn't find alignment a problem. I just made sure that I had the
strips for both sides trimmed the same at the starting point, so that as
long as I started at the top or bottom of the opening the strips would
have to line up with each other.
I did find the Rockler strips to be somewhat lacking in the adhesive
department... some of the glue came off with the paper backing. I used a
few strategically-placed dabs of plain old yellow wood glue where
needed, and it worked just fine.
Horizontal alignment should be taken care of by running the strips the
full length of the compartment.
Is there enough thickness to countersink some small black screws
anywhere? Or put them between the cds?
I've used these
(look at Push and Release CD Holder).
They should\may retro-fit into you box. I included them in a pretty
succesful product line. They hold 20 per set. I typically put in
dividers for each section on longer boxes but thay can be butted with
just a slight different spacing at each butt. They hold the CD's
securly. A single push and release of a CD pops it out, its a really
They come with screws and install in a very secure manner. I found I
had to use a very low profile right angle drill driver to access the
screws along the back side (inside the box). (Dewalt worked fine but
old Mikita was better). A short hand driver would work depending on th
material or if you can get an awl in to mak a pilot.
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