I have alot of DVDs and I'm looking for a wall mounted cube storage
unit like this...
When I went to look at it I found you can only store one row of DVDs
in each cube, its too short to allow stacking them on top of each
other and not wide enough to allow two, side by side, stacks.
Does anyone know of a shelving unit like thisbut with cubes just a bit
larger so I can fit all my DVDs in it.
carpentry/woodworking skills at all, and access to a table saw (or even
a simple miter box), you can build your own purpose-built wall rack for
that kind of money. Doesn't even have to have any miters, just Very
Square 90-degree cuts. I'd make the outer box out of 2x6, or even 5/4
hardwood, slot the vertical members, and use 1x for the shelves. CDs
don't weigh much- unless you make it real wide, you don't even really
need the vertical dividers, or you could just use jam-fit floating
blocks cut to the exact length between shelves. If you don't feel up to
carpentry, and don't mind paying a little cash, any local custom
woodworking shop could make something for you quite easily, sized to fit
the wall area you want to hang it on. They can even put a couple of back
rails on it, to make it stiffer and easier to hang on the wall. A shelf
like this is about as simple as custom cabinetry can get.
Other option- try an office furniture store, and look for the
purpose-built shelves they sell for storing computer CDs/DVDs. Usually a
little institutional looking, but you may be able to find something.
It would be a nice project, but I think you are off on the cost. The outer
perimeter is about 30 board ft. The dividers are about 50 board feet. Even
low end priced wood is over $4. Do you think a wood shop will make that for
anywhere near the $200 quoted?
A few weeks ago I built a bookcase for my neighbor. 34" wide, 72" high. Oak
plywood, oak trim, only 4 shelves. The material was $140. This is twice as
wide and four times the dividers. Most wood shops charge at least 3x
material Ikea uses, and I should have put sarcasm quotes around 'wood'.
The Ikea product is skinned chipboard, which they make or buy by the
hectare. From the description on the web page, this thing is right up
there with the kit furniture Wally World sells, quality-wise.
Yes, to build it out of stain-grade wood would cost considerably more
than $20. But still less than $200, unless you went with hardwood. As
to what a woodshop would charge- I didn't mean to imply that they would
do it as cheap as Ikea, but that it would be a better product. A shelf
purpose-built for CDs would only need to be 6 inches or so deep, so as
to avoid hiding half the collection. Thinking about it more, now that I
am awake, if I had a huge CD collection and wanted wall storage, rather
than a difficult-to-transport 6'x6', I'd do several much lighter squares
2 or 3 feet on a side, each with a mounting rail, that could be hung on
the wall one at a time in whatever pattern worked for where I was living
at the time. I'd probably skin the backs, so they could be used to hold
the CDs when I moved, like giant versions of old soda pop cases.
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