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Old 03-19-08, 11:44 AM
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Ideas for DVD storage

I'm getting an apartment with my girlfriend and finally have the space to store all 1,000 dvds I have. I plan on adding shelves to the wall, but it doesn't appear too many people have that set-up.

I wanted to know if anyone has added shelving to a wall area and any ideal brackets or shelving would suit something so massive. I plan on either adding seven 7-foot shelves or splitting them apart and placing them on two separate walls. Anyone have suggestions?

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Old 03-19-08, 12:09 PM
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This won't answer your shelving question, but I recommend getting a cocktail ottoman. I have a lot of DVDs and when I started running out of room, or for ones that were oddly shaped, I bought a square ottoman. It's fake leather (looks real!) and it's about 4 feet by 4 feet. We use it as a coffee table because It's great to put your feet on. It also opens up and it's about 8 inches deep. I can fit hundreds of DVDs in there! It cost me about 200 bucks, but now it's my favorite piece of furniture.

I also have a tall turning unit that holds a lot of DVDs that I want to display, but anything else I can cram into the ottoman. I live in a 700 square foot condo, so I really need to save space.
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Old 03-19-08, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by espin
I bought a square ottoman. It's fake leather (looks real!) and it's about 4 feet by 4 feet. We use it as a coffee table because It's great to put your feet on.
No, you're using it as an ottoman. If you were using it as a coffee table, it would have cups and saucers on it. :P
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Old 03-19-08, 01:27 PM
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I built something like what you are describing. I've posted pics in one of the HT threads but have no idea how far back.
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Old 03-19-08, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I built something like what you are describing. I've posted pics in one of the HT threads but have no idea how far back.
If you find a link to your pics, could you reply with the that information.
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Old 03-19-08, 03:14 PM
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...I thought maybe you were asking about how to save space.

Anyway, buddy of mine has expandable/collapsable shelving units about seven feet high. You can cram a lot of discs in there, and then when you want to pick one out, you turn the crank to expand the shelves.

Personally, I've got 1000+ DVDs in 4 storage books, that all in all take up about 4 square feet of space on the floor. All the cases were dumped, all the inserts packed into piles and stored away. I saved some of the box-set boxes; in fact, I used them to store the inserts. Don't need 'em or want 'em, but might want to sell 'em later.
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....hlight=Storage


http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....hlight=Storage



http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....hlight=Storage


http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....hlight=Storage


That should help.

Years ago their was a Forum Member who made a unique storage system out of white PVC piping.

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