Storage? To those with 200+ DVDs

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  1. Tom Boucher

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    How do you store these? I've bought something from target, but it filled at about 150 and so I got a stack of DVDs across the top, etc. PLus it's not the most prettiest of things.
    Any suggestions? I know there are more than a few of us with 200+ DVDs out there.
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  2. Jon_Are

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    Hey Tom -
    I recently refinished my basement, a section of which includes my modest home theatre. I constructed a custom, built-in shelving unit out of white pine, which I integrated into the design of the room. These shelves handsomely store and display both DVDs and CDs.
    Of course, I have just 21 DVDs, so there's lots of empty shelving to fill. Time to go shopping [​IMG]
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  3. Scott Merryfield

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    I have a couple of Sauder multimedia shelving units that hold about 275 DVD's each. My collection is at about 460 titles, though, so I will probably run out of room in another year or so and will be looking for another solution.
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  4. Paul Hillenbrand

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    [​IMG] 61-1/2 H" x 18-1/8" W x 18-1/8" D
    They are the most compact & versatile DVD shelves I've owned. Well thought out, because every inch of space is utilized for disc storage and they take up half the space that my old DVD racks used and hold twice as many DVD's. Each one has four sides and spins around. One case holds 504 DVD's and I already have one filled and the other is about half full. $200.00 each.
    Link: Wood Grain Finish Multi-Media Unit (Each shelf holds 18 standard DVD cases. Seven shelves = 126 DVD's per side. Four sides = 504 DVD's in one rack.)
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  5. Frank Anderson

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    I built my own 11' x 8' up against one wall. 30 44" shelves. The picture shows the middle section minus the two bottom shelves (they have nothing on them). The right section only has my Star Trek TOS discs on them. Since I have the room I have them with all the covers facing out. The left section has what is left of my paperback books. I have over 600 and still not a 1/3 of the way thru filling them. Lucky me huh? [​IMG]
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  6. Nate Thompson

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    My constantly growing collection is housed on multimedia racks from http://www.boltzusa.com ).
    They are a bit pricey for some people, but they're well made and will last you for many years.
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  7. Ivan Berisic

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    Frank, now that's what I'd call a LOT of fuckin' DVDs. [​IMG]
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  8. Frank Anderson

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    Ivan,
    Actually it's not as many as some people have. They just look better all stored in one area. Also, you may notice not one damn snapper. All DVD's which come in crapper cases have the art work reproduced and stored in keepcases.
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  9. Burke Strickland

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  10. Ivan Berisic

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    I only have about 170 DVDs. There's room on my shelf for about 5 more. What's really funny is that I've uploaded about 900 DVDs in the DVD Profiler. I upload everything I intend to buy and since there are hundreds of great DVDs out in R1, DVD Profiler is getting bigger and bigger.
    P.S. Am I the only one who DOESN'T hate snappers?
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  11. Chris Beveridge

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    Ivan,
    How's this for size:
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    Eight racks, each holds about 140 discs of regular size.
    My collection is at about 1200 discs now.
    Part of the problem is the 400 anime discs. I ran a Studio Challenge to the anime companies, and they unleashed a hellish amount of discs in a short time. I'm strapped for space, and have emptied the first three racks of discs that I've watched and won't rewatch for awhile and simply boxed them up.
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  12. Ivan Berisic

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    If I had 1200 discs, I would never be bored. There's always something to watch.
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  13. Greg_S_H

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    Frank,
    Just to see if I recognize things right, third row from the bottom in the center. Is this the Rocky box? Next row down, diagonally to the left. Star Trek movies? From Rocky box, diagonally down to the right. Superman I and II?
    Heh. Scanning your collection to see if I recognize anything reminds me of a Brian Regan routine:
    "I'm watching fishing on TV! I'm not EVEN fishing! I'm too lazy to fish! I'm taping fishing! I'm taping fishing to watch again later!" [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Greg_S_H on July 10, 2001 at 09:46 PM]
     
  14. Sebastian_M

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    I have just over 50 DVDs now and dream of the day when I can walk up to a wall that is filled floor to ceiling with DVDs organized neatly by studio... [​IMG]
    Great collections guys, I really envy you. The only problem with owning that many disks is trying to do something other than watch films. [​IMG]
    Enjoy,
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  15. Keith Mickunas

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    I've got something similar to what Scott mentioned. They're black and have 6 shelves that hold 30+ DVDs, or 50+ CDs on each shelf and are made by Sauder or O'Sullivan. I found them at Service Merchandise for around $70. Oh, and they are adjustable also, so you could put maybe 8 or 9 shelves of CDs or 6 shelves of DVD/VHS. So far I've filled one up and have another full with DVDs, PS games, and CDs. I may want to look for a third in case they disappear. There's a partial pic of one at
    http://klm.2y.net/phpix/view.php?alb...c=P0000200.JPG that will give you an idea of what it looks like.
    A friend of mine has a lawyer's book cas. These are cabinet/shelf things that are really cool. They consist of stackable wood shelves that have glass doors that fold up on each shelf. They're really nice, but are expensive at antique stores.
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  16. Neil White

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    I have about 320 DVDs now. The pic at the following link is out of date as all rows are full and DVDs now sit all across the top. This is a cheapo case from Target for about $30. The shelves bow under the weight of the discs. I like the Boltz stands mentioned ealier but am seeking spousal approval at this point in time.
    http://www.family-white.com/images/i.../househt05.jpg
     
  17. Kenneth

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    I had previously used racks but they kept overflowing too quickly. Then Walmart had a sale on 72"x30"x12" bookshelves so I bought 9 and then added 20 additional shelves. My DVD's (about 1250-1300) now span 6 bookshelves and my CD's (about 1350) span 3 bookshelves. Since I sort my movies by genre I have a Brother label maker I use to label the shelves for genre and the alphabetical range in that shelf. It seems to work very nice.
    Kenneth
     
  18. Josh Dial

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    I know RAF has a beautifully stored selection (huge too), to go with his slick looking HT.
    cheers!
    Josh
     
  19. Blake Heinzeroth

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    Take a look at Can-Am's modular, lockable steel storage cabinets. A very elegant storage solution.
    http://www.can-am.ca
     
  20. Jeremy Anderson

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    When my collection started to become unruly, I asked my grandfather to build me a shelf (since he's retired and likes woodworking). So he built me a nice shelf that held about 120 discs... which lasted me for about 3 more months. So then he builds me another shelf... which I filled a few months ago. You do the math: room for 240 discs on shelf, collection is at 318 and counting. Imagine the disheveled stacks!
    So I asked him to build another shelf, and he says "Jesus, you're going to have to quit buying those things!" How do you explain your DVD obsession to someone half-blind and deaf in one ear? YOU CAN'T!
    So now the search for cheap storage is on...
     

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