I am looking for a plan for a floor mounted CD organizer that will hold
200-300 CDs. I have been on every plan website I know about but haven't
found something that appeals to me. Does anyone have a site you can aim me
at where you have found a CD organizer that you built and liked?
Most woodworking magazines sell plastic snap-in CD racks. With them as
a basic building block, you can custom build any configuration you
want. I built a small [144 CD's] rack with Black walnut and Cherry that
looks very nice.
I have thought about that. You might have the best CD organizer plan of all.
Do I need any kind of special sound card? I have a fairly modern Dell with
desk top speakers presumably driven by the default sound card. Do I need
something better in someway to feed sound into my receiver?
Dick Snyder wrote:
>I am looking for a plan for a floor mounted CD organizer that will hold
>200-300 CDs. I have been on every plan website I know about but haven't
>found something that appeals to me. Does anyone have a site you can
>at where you have found a CD organizer that you built and liked?
Not a floor mount, not free, but NYW has plan I bought, then modified to
include 3 additional drawers for DVDs. (6 CD & 3 DVD = 9 total)
NYW basic design is for about 200 200 CDs.
Construction is about to start.
Go to amazon and do a search under books and type in Bookcases. The
first book that pops up is a book called bookcases by Niall Barrett.
The front cover has a bookcase that when used for CD/DVD the spline
will face up at you and be easier to read. I have the book if you have
This is a matter of personal taste, but I've always found that simple
shelves work best for storing CD's. Just line them up like books.
Plastic inserts to hold each CD individually take up more space, and
make it more difficult to remove and replace a CD. Plus, the handling
of double CD's is always an issue ... with plastic inserts, how do you
put a double CD in the correct order? From a woodworking standpoint,
it's no big deal to make a set of shelves that could be floor-standing
or wall-mounted. Holding a large music collection is always a
challenge. Whatever you decide on, figure on a way that will allow for
Good suggestion. I actually started with 4 simple stacking wood boxes (2 on
the bottom and 2 on top of those) that I purchased cheaply at Target. Each
box holds 25 CDs or it can hold a double as well. Now I can't buy the boxes
anymore but perhaps just copying the design is the best way to
I know this isn't what you asked for, but if you have that many CDs,
you might consider getting those Binders that have pages that hold 4
CDs/DVDs per page. It's been a godsend at our house. Every kid has
their own book, and it organizes the PC games too.
Then you just need room for a few books.
I'm only bringing it up as an alternative, because other posters have
given excellent ideas on your orginal design.
Thanks. After getting many very good ideas I have decided to forgo a wood
solution at all. I am going to rip all my CDs to my PC which I can easily
connect to my stereo and the CDs will go to the attic.
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