In an effort to organise your music collection, storage is imperative. If you're limited in space, you can build a wooden CD rack that doubles as a wall decoration. Since CDs come in a protective case, it is easy to create storage shelves or cabinets for them. Base your choice of wood on the kind of finish you want. Oak is a good choice for stain, while poplar is good for painting.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- 8 pieces of 1-by-6-by-12-inch lumber
- Framing square
- Variable speed drill
- 1/16th-inch drill bit
- Countersink drill bit
- Phillips head screw bit
- Wood glue
- 1-1/4-inch drywall screws
Place seven of the eight pieces of lumber on a worktable. Measure from one end and make marks at 5-5/8 and 6-3/8 inches. Put the framing square on the marks and draw lines across the width of the lumber.
Drill two pilot holes 1 inch from the edges and in the centre between the lines. Drill countersink holes on top of the pilot holes. Do not drill them deeper than 3/8 inch.
Run a bead of glue on the edge of one of the pieces of lumber. Secure it to another piece through the pilot holes with drywall screws to create a T shape. Secure the eighth piece of lumber to the last one. You should have four T-shaped shelves.
Apply glue to the wood on the opposite side of the pilot holes. Secure the four T's to each other through the pilot holes with drywall screws. The T with the leg that has no pilot holes in it is the top of the CD rack.
Install the rack straight up and down or at an angle. Most picture-hanging kits will do the job.
Tips and warnings
- Clean up excess glue with a damp cloth.
- You can also build the CD rack with plywood.
- Do not paint or stain the CD rack without proper ventilation.
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