If you have somebody in your family who just can’t let go of their collection of vintage albums, you just might be able to help them keep their collection organized — and easier to enjoy!
In our house, I happen to be the vintage record collector, so I started by taking my measurements from my records and record player, then bought some of my favorite woods: these wide, pre-glued pine panels.
Knowing how heavy record albums are, I glued and nailed shelf supports for two rows of records and the record player itself.
My favorite one-step stain and finish for wide, flat panels is Minwax® PolyShades®, as it adds just the right amount of color to the wood, plus a layer of polyurethane protection — all in one coat.
After the Polyshades had dried, I set each shelf on the supports, then glued and nailed them together. I always prefer to leave the clamps on overnight to give the glue enough time to bond the boards securely together.
The next morning I moved the record stand into the house, organized my records on the shelves, plugged in my record player, and enjoyed a trip back in time.
Until our next time together,
Thanks for stopping by!
A Quick Tip: Rather than struggle to freehand draw an even curve, simply use one of the cans off your shelf to trace the perfect line on your project.