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    ...so, after serm's inspiring post about making your own storage cubes, i set to work - using his now-famous blueprint. even for DIY dunces (such as myself and the wife) it's a piece of p*** to knock up nicely.

    they looked really good unfinished (as in the first pic), but even nicer with a satin-wood "oatcake" steez.






    as a finishing touch, i couldn't help but add the "plaques".

  • #2
    Hahaha hilarious.

    Painting them is a whole nother ball game dude...
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    • #3
      Ha, ha&#33; Fantastic finishing touch. You do realise that he&#39;ll be after you now for his licensing fee/royalties?
      Don't call it a comeback... H, N, and the number 7.
      Ok, it's a bit of a comeback, I suppose...

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      • #4
        serms, you don&#39;t know what you started here&#33;

        on the licencing deal front, i reckon i could market these. £60 a cube and that comes with a signed &quot;sermad&quot; photo and a psych mix cd.

        we could always split the profits.



        on a serious note - we had them all painted by this afternoon and they&#39;re dry as a bone now, &#39;cos it&#39;s satin-wood paint rather than gloss.

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        • #5
          aahhh gloss is a real pain. Yeah the satin does look really good actually.

          When I do another set I will do it this way.

          cut them to size
          paint with mdf primer
          build
          sand
          gloss
          sand
          gloss



          Gloss takes about a day to dry per coat which is why its such a pain as you can only really pain 2 sides of the box at once...

          I built the boxes because Hard to find records sell them for £22. And I was convinced I could a) build one cheaper b) build to a higher quality. I came about the measurements because they are the perfect size of those ultra thick record protector sleeves that I use for all my records.

          Its actually bloody gratifying slapping bits of wood together, filling it up with records and calling it all your own work&#33;
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          • #6
            how many records can you hold per cube again?

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            • #7
              Love the photo of the cat with glowing eyes&#33;

              Are the full details of how to put these things together on this forum anywhere? They&#39;d probably come in useful here at Thames Towers&#33;

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Aug. 02 2004,22:07)]Are the full details of how to put these things together on this forum anywhere? They&#39;d probably come in useful here at Thames Towers&#33;
                check the &#39;diy record cubes&#39; thread. sermad gives pretty good details on how to put one together so it should be pretty easy. perhaps someone should throw up an official &#39;how to make your own record cubes&#39; tutorial on the vulture site....ya know, as a service to fellow record collectors.

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                • #9
                  Yeah&#33;

                  Serms, you&#39;ve inspired me to build my own, once I move into my new place in Sept. I&#39;m gonna finish them with a high gloss white for the outside and a nice, bright colour for the inside: yellows, reds etc. Different colour for each cube or something. Then I&#39;m gonna seal it all with some kind of varnish, except for the parts that glue together (you glued them right?). I&#39;ll be checking the Sermad handbook for details... How did you make sure the angles stayed true when you were actually glueing them?

                  Note: I&#39;m moving house the end of this month and am looking for someone to move in here. I&#39;m in Hackney and the rent is £366. It&#39;s a big, big Victorian house with just two others and a garden. It&#39;s a strange place to say this, but if you ever saw the photos of my collection, you&#39;d understand why: a hand made, built in record storage system between the two fireplaces in the huge front room&#33; So it makes sense for a record collector to move in&#33;
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                  • #10
                    surely you&#39;d need to drill and screw the mpf instead (possibly as well as glueing?) and then tack the back panel on?

                    [on behalf of the Vulture Shelving Health and Safety Committee]
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                    • #11
                      Yeah, that&#39;s what I was thinking, especially if you&#39;re going to stack them. I wouldn&#39;t have thought that glue and tacks are going to provide great support for long.
                      Don't call it a comeback... H, N, and the number 7.
                      Ok, it's a bit of a comeback, I suppose...

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                      • #12
                        Hell, I don&#39;t know&#33; I&#39;ll refer to the Serm manual. But if they can glue bikes together, surely they can do the same to some poxy MDF?&#33;

                        Hey, that gives me an idea...
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                        • #13
                          the structures are seriously strong&#33; the tacks i used have slight ridges and are quite thick. the glue i used was &quot;no more nails&quot; which is the bollocks when it comes to this kind of job.

                          remember it&#39;s not just the back that is tacked on, either - the tacks are on every join... that&#39;s not clear from the photos.

                          they could be stacked no problem - ask me again in 6 months&#33;    

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                          • #14
                            I have no doubt that the glue is &quot;hard as&quot;, but that&#39;s not really the issue. It&#39;s not glue coming away from the wood that I&#39;d be concerned about, but the top layer of wood coming away from the rest of the board, especially with the application of any kind of lateral force (say, drunkenly stumbling into the side of a stack of cubes ).

                            You may well be right, and this might be over the top, but just consider if the value of the records you are putting into the cubes is not worth spending an extra half hour drilling a few small holes and using screws?
                            Don't call it a comeback... H, N, and the number 7.
                            Ok, it's a bit of a comeback, I suppose...

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                            • #15
                              what&#39;s the material for the back panel? also mdf? or hardboard, like the expedit?

                              do you get the timber yard/DIY shop to cut the MDF to size for you first?
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