DIY, DECOR, SETH'S WORKSHOP
So excited about my new wall record holders that Seth made for me. I needed a safe place to store my records, but they also double as wall art!
Below we share how you can make one for yourself:
- Wood (we used Cedar 2 x 4)
- Wood Glue (we used Titebond III)
- Wood Finish (we used Minwax Satin Polyurethane)
- Brush (we used a foam brush)
- Nail Gun with 18 guage brad nails
- Command strips used for hanging frames
* please note that availability and prices may have changed since I posted.
INSTRUCTIONS: To make one record holder shelf
For this project we used leftover cedar from our kitchen project, but you can use any 1 inch nominal (3/4" actual) piece of wood. We get most of our lumber from Home Depot and Lowes, but also shop at Rockler for more exotic hard woods.
Cut four pieces of wood that are 1 inch thick, 1-1/2 inches wide, and 12 inches long.
The hardest part of this project is getting your wood cut correctly so that the angles line up properly. Seth has written out the instructions, as well as provided visuals to help you follow along.
Begin by taking two of the 12" wood pieces and set your miter saw to 45 degrees. Place one piece on its side on the saw. Cut the end at 45 degrees. Measure 2-1/4" and cut another 45 degree angle, creating a parallelogram (I thought Seth made up this word...apparently I wasn't paying attention in geometry). This piece will be the spacer. Repeat for the other piece. See pictures below.
With your miter saw still at 45 degrees, place one piece of wood flat on the saw and cut a 45 degree angle near the end. From the long point of the cut, measure 8" and cut a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction. Repeat on the remaining 3 pieces.
Tip: Map out your cuts first to avoid running out of material!
Use wood glue to attach two wood pieces to make your triangle point and repeat for both sides of the record holder. We used brad nails for added reinforcement, but nails are not necessary (if you are skipping the nails, make sure you clamp your glued ends together until the glue sets).
Glue your spacers to the ends of each triangle piece lining up the angles. Once the glue has dried on the spacers, attach both triangles together with wood glue. Again, we used brad nails for extra hold.
Once glue has dried, sand your shelves smooth and apply a finish or stain.
We used command strips to attach the shelves to our wall. Make sure you pick command strips that are for the correct weight.