November 10, 2016
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Tonight I had a thought. I need a new CD tower. The one I have is totally maxed out. I pulled up an old picture I took during the assembly of my tower and realized, this is nothing. I can build this. All it is is a bunch L shapes joined together into a swastika shape.
I got thinking further, if I’m going to build my own, I can make it HUGE. The measurement of my current tower is about 18” per shelf and about 5’ high. I figure maybe 24” shelves and 6’ high would be amazing.
So I spec’d out what I would need. First, I’d need some tools:
- Pocket hole jig: $40
- 2 Clamps: $40
- Shelf pin jig: $35
I have all the power tools I’d need to cut down the wood, so now for the actual parts:
- 2 sheets of 4’x8’x.75” MDF: $60
- 1 sheet of 4’x8’x.5” MDF: $24
- Swivel base: $15
- 200 shelf pins: $20
- Paint: $20
This comes to a grand total of $254. That’s not bad. But it’s the same price as some reasonably priced shelves. Jeez, I can’t even build this thing myself for less. And, I know me. It won’t be perfect. It’ll probably be passable as far as quality goes.