2005-12-03

I never thought I'd say this...

but my interest in all things computer is waning. Perhaps I've become disillusioned or something. It's odd to think about, as it's basically the only career path I have before me now. Anyway, thought I'd throw that out.

I've designed a DVD shelving unit that's fairly compact and can sit beside an entertainment unit. The unit is on casters and is double sided for the most efficient use of floor space, and can be cut from a single full sheet of plywood. It should hold around 300 standard DVD style cases (I used 8"H x 5/8"W x 6"D as a reference, so my space estimates should actually be a little low) in a 34"H x 13"W x 32"D area. The height will vary depending on the casters that are used. I came up with some other ideas that would work better for a permanent install, but seeing as how I'm in an apartment, that's a bit ambitious. Plus, I'd like to not get sued when I move. I think the security deposit is already history.

The reason the DVD shelving unit thing came up is because Michelle wants bigger cages for her Sugar Gliders, and the only wall that we can really use is being partially taken up by our current DVD/Video storage shelf. I looked for a prefab unit, but nothing really fits the bill for under $200, as I need something more stable than the wire frame units that are cost extremely cost effective. The cats rule the apartment, and have knocked over the CD tower that we used for our PS/PS2 discs so many times that I just took all of the CD's out and have them stacked by the television now.

The thing is that I don't have access to a table saw, so I can't really do anything with it currently. The number of cuts involved will make the customer service personnel at the DIY stores around here freak. I know this, because when I was building our loft bed, I had asked Michelle to get the guys at wherever she went to get a few cuts done on a piece of plywood that she had purchased for me. After the second cut, they told her "we don't do your projects for you". That kinda cheezed both of us off. I managed to do all the cutting I needed to do with a Skil saw, but with this project, I'd like my cuts to be a lot more accurate than I can do freehand. I'm thinking about maybe seeing if a cabinet shop might make the cuts for me, or if I can just rent time on their table saw. I guess it'll depend on the attitude of the person I talk to.

3 comments:

Don said...

Come on up to Sandpoint, I'll let you use mine for free! :-)

Shawn said...

Or, you could come as far as Coeur d'Alene, use *my* table saw, and deal with less snow... =o)

CaptSlaq said...

AHAHAHAHHAAHA!