View Full Version : Uke Cabinet Finished!

05-08-2015, 02:01 AM
I finally got the cabinet finished and in operation! This remodel and move has taken a lot longer than I originally thought. I'm still having work done to the house, and still have gobs of boxes full of stuff to sort out. But we finally got organized enough to justify getting the Ukes out and into their new home.


That's a Pyrex dish full of water beads on the floor of the cabinet. I have a couple of calibrated digital hygrometers inside the cabinet. This morning they are reading 47%, and are down about 4% from yesterday. I'll keep an eye on them, and add another dish of water beads if necessary.

05-08-2015, 02:09 AM
Absolutely fabulous looking. I love how the ukes are displayed front and center in a very promient place. It looks great, you must be very proud. Comgratulations.

05-08-2015, 02:13 AM
We all need one of this . It looks very 'handsome'. Love It. There is no better way to display your beautiful collection.
Thank you for sharing.

05-08-2015, 02:31 AM
I forgot to mention: The cabinet is in a wall niche that was probably intended for a formal dining room breakfront or hutch. I've converted the dining area into a music room, so the Uke cabinet is right at home there.


05-08-2015, 02:33 AM
Very nice. I want one.

Dancing Seahorse
05-08-2015, 02:36 AM
I love the display case! Very chic museum. I think you have started a new trend in interior design. Thank you for sharing with us.

05-08-2015, 02:41 AM
That is wonderful! I also like the glider rocker without arms. Wondering if I can get the arms off my glider rocker...

Captain America
05-08-2015, 04:17 AM
You have a very caring and understanding wife! Looks good.

05-08-2015, 04:32 AM
You have a very caring and understanding wife! Looks good.
My thought as well. :)

05-08-2015, 04:40 AM
Excellent job. I have two trays of water on the bottom shelf of my cabinet with covers that I slide to expose more or less water to control the humidity, or remove one or both covers completely. Stays between 45-55% consistently.


05-08-2015, 04:46 AM
It looks terrific, nicely done. :)

05-08-2015, 04:52 AM
You are my hero. And your significant other is awesome.

05-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Really well done. I like it.

05-08-2015, 06:27 AM
wow! (wondering if converting my dining room into a music room would help me lose a few pounds....probably would have to convert the whole house and let UAS exert its Manifest Destiny :)

05-08-2015, 09:11 AM
aaaawwwweeeeessssooooommmmeeee! Wow, That is fantastic!

05-08-2015, 09:26 AM
The new "gold standard" in uke storage

05-08-2015, 09:36 AM
I don't know if you are younger than me or not, but all I can say is, "I want to be like you when I grow up." :)

That is so cool!

Down Up Dick
05-08-2015, 09:49 AM
Hey, George, that ukulele cabinet is really great. You're a very lucky Uker. Your music room looks nice and cozy too. :old:

05-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Wow, snazzy! It's a uker's dream.

05-08-2015, 11:52 PM
Great concept, well executed.

05-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Excellent job and great use of the alcove. I like drawers and storage below. It nice to see ukulele and have them so early to grab yet protected.
Brilliant having your own music room............ I se e one of these in my future. Cheers

05-09-2015, 10:25 AM
Is that a slat-wall inside the cabinet?

I've only seen those in retail music stores, but it's a perfect way to suspend your ukes above the H20 reservoir.

Where does one source such a hanging system?

05-09-2015, 05:41 PM
Yes, that is a slat wall with aluminum inserts. I had a company called Absolute Closets and Cabinets build it for me. I told them I wanted 3 inch slat wall, and they knew how to do it. I got the brackets from www.stringswing.com. I had to clip off the top of the brackets to get them to fit due to the aluminum inserts, but it was no big deal. I got their 10 inch hangers for the Ukes in front, and the really short ones for the Ukes in back. I've now added a 2nd dish of water beads as I was having trouble getting the humidity much over 50%. I want to keep it in the high 50s, low 60s. Incidentally, my wife loves the cabinet and display. In fact, she surprised me by ordering a brocade table runner to put under the water bead dishes. That should look pretty classy!

Hey, I'm so glad you all like it! It's been an exciting project for me.