Wooden Dj Boxes

So I decided to make a pair of storage and transport boxes for my turntables (Technics 1200 and Vestax PDX3000 MKII ) so I can store them and transport them safely. I used chip board as it was freely available, but I would recommend ply wood, as chipboard tends to chip all over the place.

First I measured out the length and width of each turntable, and added 10mm to each side for padding. I then cut out a bottom piece with these dimensions using a jigsaw.

To make the sides I measured the height of the turntables and again added 10mm to be safe. for 2 of the sides I added twice the width of the ply (13mm) to extend past the two other sides.

First I measured out the length and width of each turntable, and added 10mm to each side for padding. I then cut out a bottom piece with these dimensions using a jigsaw.

To make the sides I measured the height of the turntables and again added 10mm to be safe. for 2 of the sides I added twice the width of the ply (13mm) to extend past the two other sides.

Above you can see the aluminium right angle used for support. I used ~10mm width but this made screwing the pieces in tricky. Each bracket was cut from a 1m piece I bought, and cut down to 5cm brackets. I fitted each part first, then made measurements using a pencil, then finaly drilled the parts together. I used a countersink tool to help the screws go in flush with the brackets. I also numbered each bracket and all the chipboard pieces that would connect to it, so when I took them apart I would know which one goes where.

Before I glued everything, I noticed I wouldn’t be able to get my hands under the turntables to pull them out, so I made it so the lid of the box would pull out part of the sides of the box. Above I’m measuring the cuts for the sides.

Once I had tested all the parts fitted together, I unscrewed the whole thing and glued it together. It all works just fine, I also stapled some foam from a yoga mat I found in each corner to support the turntables. At the top of the page, you can see the final boxes, with spray paint.

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