How to Build a DIY Cabinet - Perfect For Vinyl Records

Ever found yourself with a collection of cool old records and no place to store them? Fear not! In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll guide you through creating a stylish DIY cabinet to showcase your vinyl treasures.

Tools and materials

  • 3/4” Birch Plywood
  • Paint in Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
  • 1/2" Dowels
  • Shaker Cabinet Doors
  • Gold Mid-Century Modern Style Legs
  • Wood Glue
  • Saw
  • Paintbrush or roller
  • Screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
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Vinyl record
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How to build a record cabinet
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DIY cabinet for vinyl records

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Collect all the materials you need, including 3/4” birch plywood, Sherwood Williams Tricorn Black paint, 1/2" dowels, shaker cabinet doors, gold mid-century modern style legs, wood glue, a saw, a paintbrush or roller, a screwdriver, and a measuring tape.

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How to build a cabinet
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Constructing the frame

Step 2: Frame Construction

Using the 3/4” birch plywood, construct the frame of your cabinet. Measure and cut the plywood to your desired dimensions, ensuring stability and strength. This will serve as the foundation for your cabinet.

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Painting the frame

Step 3: Paint the Frame

Apply the Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black paint to the birch plywood frame. This sleek color will add a touch of sophistication to your DIY cabinet. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

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Sanding the wood
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Adding dowels for a fluted look

Step 4: Add Dowels for a Fluted Look

To create visual interest, attach 1/2" dowels to the inside of the shaker cabinet doors. This simple addition will give your cabinet a unique and fluted appearance, adding a touch of creativity to the design. Paint the doors and dowels to match the cabinet frame.

Attach the modified shaker cabinet doors to the frame using wood glue and a screwdriver. Make sure they are securely in place, creating accessible storage for your records while maintaining a stylish aesthetic.

diy cabinet, Attaching the gold legs
Attaching the gold legs

Step 5: Attach Gold Mid Century Modern Style Legs

Elevate your cabinet by adding gold mid-century modern-style legs. This not only enhances the overall look but also provides a touch of vintage flair. Secure the legs to the bottom of the frame, ensuring they are evenly distributed for stability.

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DIY cabinet for vinyl records

DIY cabinet

Once all the elements are in place, take a step back and admire your DIY cabinet. Your DIY cabinet is not only functional but also a stylish addition to your space. If you create this cabinet, share photos of your project in the comments below.

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