Turntable Nook

  • Here's the weird little living room nook that we'd decided would eventually house a turntable and...
  • First order of business: hue lights.
  • Once the hue lights were installed, this area became known as the "selfie booth" 1 comment
  • It's time.
  • Starting the bottom record shelf...
  • Starting shelf 2...
  • Instead of a box with a shelf and a divider inside, I made 2, full length horizontal shelves that...
  • Shelves assembled, testing out the initial fit
  • Trying to decide on the format for the top... A recessed turntable? Or just a flat top and an exp...
  • Gettin excited
  • I ripped down some 3/8" x 3/4" strips of solid oak to face the inner shelves.
  • Inner shelves faced
  • I added 5" supports to the bottom to be able to conceal my Sonos connect and pre-amp below the unit.
  • A close-up of the faced shelves
  • Boxes stained up! This dark, alkyd stain is really a pain in the ass to work with on pre-assemble...
  • 4-coats of poly applied.
  • Ready to hold some records...
  • For the top, I scribed a strip of plywood for each side, tacked them together and then used that ...
  • Transferring scribe lines to the lid
  • Top scribed. Happy with the fit.
  • Top faced with holes drilled to conceal the wires of a Technics 1200.
  • Workshop selfie 1 comment
  • Bottom cut, sides scribed.
  • Everything cut... Time for more stain.
  • Top stained
  • Trim stained before installation
  • Sides and top installed! The top is removable, everything else is nailed and glued
  • The preamp, Sonos connect, and the hub for my security cameras all hide behind a removable toe kick.
  • Stocked and ready to play! We just need more vinyl. 4 comments
  • The nook. Next: some kind of floating shelves. Still trying to decide on a format for those... 5 comments

Before finishing the handrail system in our house, I decided it'd be a good idea to get a little more practice with the finicky dark alkyd stain that I'd be using. So, I decided to work on the most fun project on my list... a turntable station to fill an old closet/bar space in our living room.

Photos taken from July, 2016 to February, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa

Album added 2 months ago (Feb 12, 2018).