TABLE PEDESTALSFans of audio and video tapes, cassettes and discs accumulate very quickly, and if at the beginning of their stack, not hinder, over time they turn into a whole heap of crumbling, falling, and “dig” needs is becoming increasingly difficult.

Original and simple solution offers the German magazine “Praktik” — their hands to make a table the pedestals, the design of which when the external similarity may differ a great variety. So, thanks to some “internal” features of the device such the storage box they are comfortable will keep on the desktop of any, as we would say, the media — whether it is a small cassette tape or bulk videocassettes, flat boxes with CDs or phonograph records. And put each other back walls, these storage cases will hold and placed vertically in between the books to those who need to work or classes, I was always at hand.
Storage box-fan
It will look great when filled with all the cassettes or CDs. To make it, you will need plywood, from which a scroll saw or just a hand saw and cut the workpiece all the components of the set of parts.
Body. He, by the way, all the storage box can be the same, and give their kit a single headset. In both structures the building consists of four parts: two narrow rectangular panels (for the back back and base) and two different size side panels. The latter constitute a quarter of a circle: the larger one is the “back”, another, smaller — face.
Connect all the parts together for the glue (PVA or carpenter’s) as will not experience any significant load. If you wish to provide a margin of safety splices can be reinforced with small nails, with glue.
Storage box-video library:
1 – back; 2 backrest cover small; 3 – backrest cover is high; 4 “front” of the sidewall; 5 – base (280×115); 6 – plate base is high; 7 – pad base small; 8 – shelves; 9 “rear” side panel; 10 – tray; 11 — arc mounting tray; material for all parts -plywood s5

The inside of the shell the fan the pedestals has a special “pan” — arching panel which serves as bottom part simultaneously for all sectors of the shelves under the tape. The tray rests on the two curved planks, also sawn out of plywood and glued to the inside side walls before Assembly of the latter. The upper edge of the supporting straps can also be lubricated by the adhesive for fixing the tray, which in addition, their ends can be additionally fixed in special grooves between the pads of the base and the rear wall of the housing. Such grooves can be formed with the help of special panels-overlays, glued indented panels to the base and back
The latter in assembled chassis installed shelves on Its long side they stick to the tray and one of the short sides to the “back” side. When specified on the drawing the dimensions of the shelves is twelve. If the dimensions of the pedestals to increase — it will look bulky. For a larger number of cassettes is better to make a few more buildings, so as not to violate the optimality of the selected proportions.
Sectional storage box
From fan externally, it almost will not be different — just instead of shelves and pan inside it will have partitions that divide the volume into separate sections. This design is more universal: it is possible to keep the tapes for the VCR, CD’s, records, magazines. Given the design features and several large lateral loads on the vertical parts, it is desirable to use a thicker plywood.
Storage box for the plates
Storage box for slides:
1 – back; 2 – back plate; 3 – base; 4 – panel base, 5 – “rear” side wall; 6 – divider large; 7 – baffle small; 8 – front side panel material – plywood, s5

Case, as mentioned above, is going on the same principle as that of rolling storage cases. In the middle of the body are installed two partitions, in the form of repeating the sidewall, but having different radii of the rounded part, one somewhat smaller “rear” side and the other slightly smaller. Under them in the bottom of the panel and the vertical wall cuts are made, in which partitions and glue. Of course, Assembly can be performed on glue and no cuts, but they design get stronger: after all the partition operation may be subjected to appreciable lateral forces. If you are using thin plywood, the cuts should be done in additional patch panels, bonded to core. Similar grooves can also be formed an auxiliary plywood plates, glued to base and wall with small indentations from each other.
Given that all the details are made of plywood — you need to try to keep the natural pattern inherent in the material. While beautiful, the winning designs on the surface of the panels further emphasize and strengthen them. How to reach it — repeatedly told on the pages of our magazine. However, recall that the texture of the wood is revealed by a careful polishing of its surface, and if necessary and additional processing stain. The final step is coating parts light or dark furniture varnish with intermediate polishing and re-lacquering.
Of course, such storage cases can be manufactured from other materials, for example, of thin plates, or plexiglass, or a suitable thickness of plastic. It is not necessary to change the form design — it can stay the same. The only thing that obviously will undergo changes as a process of fastening parts together. But there is already useful experience of the master with these materials.

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