I am beginning a build for a record case which will be a gift for a friend who is DJ'ing our wedding later this summer. He still spins vinyl so I thought a classy case for him to haul records to his gigs would be great. The basic design is styled around tansu hardware from Lee Valley.
I've got some cherry glued up which will make the case sides.
and I have a chunk of maple burl which I plan to slice off veneers for the top from.
I think this is the layout I'm going to with for the top.
The next big decision I need to make it what proportions to use for the upper and lower portions of the case. The version on the left has a much deeper top at 5 1/2 inchs while the one on the right is 3 1/2. I ordered both types of hardware layed out in the two options. The deeper top will leave more of the records exposed which should make removing them easier, but for some reason I'm hesitant to commit to that design.
Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated..