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Music Roll Cupboard Design
By John Phillips

Hi Everybody.  After an effort comparable to one of the labors of
Hercules, I've just finished a new roll cupboard.  Admittedly a lot of
the effort involved was used up in getting started.  Now, I know that
talking about cupboards is a sure-fire way of losing whatever audience
one has to start with, but somebody might be thinking of starting one
and may like to look at a picture of mine before the rolls start going
onto the shelves.

The cupboard has a number of large bays but within each bay there are
some 3 mm (1/8th inch) plywood partitions, put together rather like the
separators in ice-cube trays.  This ensures that nowhere are there more
than 4 rolls stacked on top of each other, so the boxes don't get
crushed and the bottom roll can always be easily pulled out.  Making
one of those cabinets where every roll has its own pigeon-hole was
beyond my carpentry abilities and such an arrangement would be wasteful
of space if one needs to store small rolls next to large ones.  This is
exactly what one needs to do when shelving a sonata set, for instance,
or when shelving rolls by composer and opus number.

Having some inner partitions, but not too many seems to work quite
well.  I've attached a photo of the new empty cupboard (it won't stay
that way for much longer) and a completely full bay in one of other
cupboards.  As one can see, there's not much waste space.

Robbie; may I suggest these pictures be displayed for about a week?
After that the excitement will be over and they can be dumped.

John Phillips in Hobart, Tasmania.

 [ The pictures can be seen at:  http;//mmd.foxtail.com/Pictures/


(Message sent Mon 8 Nov 1999, 22:00:44 GMT, from time zone GMT+1100.)

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