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Cheapass DvD Shelf?


#1 MegaMan3k   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:53 AM

Well, since joining CAG I've found that my amount of DvD games and movies has skyrocketed, and quite frankly, I'm clean out of space. I have two DvD towers, and both are full. Two of my clothes drawers are overflowing with games, and practically breaking because of the weight.

I started a task of removing my books from my bookshelf and replacing them with DvDs, but I found this to be ineffective as it's clearly not built for DvD sizes in mind.

In a lot of pictures of peoples collections, I notice large structures that hold DvDs rather nicely. This is what I'm looking for. I bought one at Target tonight and assembled it, however it's quality is laughable and I will be returning it tomorrow. It tilts forward without even having anything inside of it, and I can practically bend the pieces with my own arms.

Can anybody reccomend me a decent shelf online or something to look for in store? On Monday I will be going out to the Unfinished Furniture Store to look there, but personally my hopes are limited.

Preferably, I'm looking for a solid style, not a wireframe, and I'd prefer them to lie vertically (like books) rather than horizonally like a wireframe DvD tower.

Thanks.
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#2 CappyCobra   ^^vv<><>BA START CAGiversary!   2080 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:02 AM

http://www.meritline...ack-ehj510.html
I use these and put the cases in boxes up in the attic. Hold 510 fucking discs!
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#3 MegaMan3k   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:07 AM

Hmm... I was really looking for a shelf - partly for an aestetic taste. Worst comes to worst, that would work though. If I were to alphabitize (oh man, it's late, I just know I misspelled that) my collection, is it easy to go in and insert a game to keep order?

Edit - Nevermind the part about alphabetizing, I see now that it just holds 205 sleeves, and I assume you can move them around.
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#4 CappyCobra   ^^vv<><>BA START CAGiversary!   2080 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:12 AM

Hmm... I was really looking for a shelf - partly for an aestetic taste. Worst comes to worst, that would work though. If I were to alphabitize (oh man, it's late, I just know I misspelled that) my collection, is it easy to go in and insert a game to keep order?

Edit - Nevermind the part about alphabetizing, I see now that it just holds 205 sleeves, and I assume you can move them around.

Yes, these are 'hanging sleeves so you can pull them out individually.
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#5 Duo_Maxwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5752 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:17 AM

A furniture company called Sauder makes some nice lokoing DVD cabinets. they are like this:

http://www.amazon.co...arden&n=3733321

To be honest I've been looking into getting one myself, but anything over $100 just seems too high for me. I'm actually trying to convince me friend to try and build one seeing as how he's good at this kind of stuff but so far no luck.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:20 AM

With things like this you get what you pay. I once paid 20 bucks for one back in the PS1 & DC days one of the shelves broke under the weight of 12 cd cases. I would do the above mentioned however I have so many game sometimes I forget the controls for all of them. So I need the case out on display. If you want something good make sure it's made of with a real grain wood not Fiberboard, particle board etc.

#7 MegaMan3k   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   260 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:23 AM

http://www.amazon.co...itchen&n=507846

That's the best I've found, but sadly, it's far too wide for my needs. =/
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#8 souljah420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   906 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:28 AM

i got some clearenced shelves at walmart, so that is where i suggest you should check
10 bucks a pop and hold at least 70 dvds

#9 Sofa King Cheap   Sofa King Cheap CAGiversary!   1928 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:10 AM

http://www.deepdisco...temID=ATA435182 (holds 504 DVDs)

or

http://www.deepdisco...temID=ATA435065 (holds 360 DVDs)

or

http://www.deepdisco...temID=ATA435183 (holds 276 DVDs)

All ship free and you won't be taxed in most states. If you can wait until November, they will be 20% off with coupon. I bought 3 of the one that holds 360 DVDs the last DDD sale (it gives the most bang for the buck of the 3 I listed).
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#10 m0rningbreakfast   Leave a penny.....TAKE 10 CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:11 AM

I recall a thread somewhere that a person used cinder blocks and sawed-off peices of 2x4'd to make a media shelf of any size.

You take your plank then evenly place two cinder blocks at opposites of the plank and repeat.

Though I'm more of a 200-400 CD/DVD binder guy, I'd do this method to save some cash.

#11 alongx   Soy loco por el Cornball CAGiversary!   4887 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:21 PM

For the moment, I have just some cheap DVD shelves that I got from Target. Ran me about $10 per a shelf with room to store about 120 DVDs.
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#12 Hunter55   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   404 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:20 AM

officemax put out some decent sales this week, including a dvd shelf for $40

#13 twiztidgear   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   190 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 05:59 AM

I was looking at some DVD/CD shelves at best buy the other day and they looked quite nice and they were fairly inexpensive. They looked almost identical to the ones from DeepDiscountDVD in bmarquardt's post. They didn't have any set up though that I could see so I can't coment on build/material quality.

#14 GuyWithGun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3105 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:43 PM

I have a Plano Durashelf that I bought from Bed, Bath & Beyond a while back when looking for shelves. I don't think I was very expensive, like maybe more than $15-$20. Don't remember. Couldn't find the exact one that I have one the Plano website, nor did I find it on the Bed, Bath & Beyond website.

The dimensions of mine are about 14.25"L x 34"W x 55.5"H. It has 4 shelves and it's made of hard black plastic. Not to fancy, but durable. I lay the DVDs spine up, and each shelf will hold about 96 DVDs that way. Only 48 per shelf if you want the spine out and one row on each shelf.


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#15 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3427 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:55 PM

I have long held an image in my mind of the ideal dvd storage tower, something that blends highend furniture with easy accessibility- a display piece in and of itself- but have yet to see anything truly inspiring.

Because one cannot store dvds inside mental images, i ended up settling for a couple $40 dvd towers from ikea- if you have one nearby it is worth checking out, but online i doubt it

#16 ryanbph   Man Down CAGiversary!   7233 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:04 PM

this was a good topic, I ran out of space in my dvd rack and game shelf right after the Deep Discount Sale