[78-L] Making of 78 Shelving
maceo at nugrape.net.invalid
Wed Jun 3 16:32:57 PDT 2015
Many thanks for the reply.
As I am renting, need to be more flexible in approach to storage, i.e.
not able to mount with studding with shelving easily moveable if heaven
forbid I need to move.
Currently I have 5 steel shelves that house the 78's, one of these is
around 7ft high and 2.5ft wide. which is a tad too high & would think
3ft a better width? The other shelves do not have dividers which is an
issue to me when accessing the shellac - currently have wooden dividers
held in by friction, which is not ideal being prone to moving.
I have sought a quote from a local cabinet maker which is cost
prohibitive, so a night class at the local college is a better option to
me with guidance for the design and making of the shelving.
The floor base is concrete therefore not an issue except for some
protection of carpet.
> This was discussed a lot in the past. There are many good ideas.
> I have two shelf units at home, each unit holding about 2500 10-inch 78s.
> Each unit is about 1400 lbs loaded including the shelving. These were
> used by a record store way back when. I'll do some measurements tonight
> and let you know what size wood, etc. has worked here. Maybe post some
> pictures for you.
> Also, if you have lots of 78s, consider:
> (1) The weight can damage you floor, crack floor joists, etc. We are
> talking about serious weight here. Upstairs put this near
> a wall that also continues its studs downstairs to the ground.
> A hundred 10-inch 78s weigh about 50 lbs.
> (2) Safety: This shelf must not fall over, even if kids try to climb
> it, and even in an earthquake. If it does, it could be fatal,
> and it may go through your floor to the next level. My two units
> are in the ground-level garage on a concrete floor, because my
> upstairs can not take it, its like four full-size upright pianos
> in the same place.
> Regards, Ron Fial
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> Just inquiring whether other members have made their own 78 shelving, as
> currently I am using steel shelving which is functional however not the
> best solution for my needs. Reason being the spacers required when
> dealing with 78's.
> Are there any particular recommendations for the gap between spacers,
> i.e. whether 6in is a good guide, and a certain kick board height, such
> as 4in for such at the bottom of the shelf - mind you with increasing
> age, the difficulty is reaching down & getting back up?
> I have no experience in creating shelving, so would appreciate any help
> in selecting the wood thickness for both shelf as well as spacers? I'm
> thinking of a height around 6ft, with gap of 10-1/2in per shelf for
> housing the 78's with a 6in spacing for Dado joints - if better sizing
> would like to know?
> Thanks in advance,
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