cd storage problem

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  1. Zen Butler

    Zen Butler Producer

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    I searched the forum and did not find an answer, I have 700+ cd's and climbing fast. I have two 300 racks, then everything else in stacks. What do you guys us for cd storage? I've been looking at Boltz but they seem kind of "high-dig", but they are expandable. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MichaelAW

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    I have about that many, and very little space here. What I did was get a Billy bookcase from IKEA, plus a lot of extra shelves. I'm using my VHS collection to "front" the CDs, and what I have now are eight shelves of CDs, with room for three more.

    Billy bookcases are rather cheap at IKEA, and extra shelves (I'm using glass shelves) are cheap. All said and done, I spent less than $100, and that includes glass doors to keep dust out.

    Of course, IKEA is much cheaper in Sweden than in the US, but the price should still be affordable.
     
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    For media storage, I like Can-Am, www.can-am.ca. A 3-drawer unit which is about 20 inches high and 20 inches deep and 37.5 inches wide, holds about 800 CDs (or about 300 DVDs). You can also stack them. I have mine on caddies and wheels which add a couple of inches to the height.
     
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    For my 'regular' CDs, I use CaseLogic ProFile 200 drawers right now. I have 3 of them and they're full. All of the CDs are in single-sided CaseLogic sleeves that allow me to put the booklet in there also. I also have probably another 50 CDs that are sitting in jewel cases on top of the drawers because I'm out of room.
    For my CD-Rs, I use Univenture storage boxes and double-sided CaseLogic sleeves.
    I plan to continue to use CaseLogic sleeves for all of my CDs because
    1. they are economical in terms of cost
    2. they are economical in terms of space
    3. I've never scratched a CD by storing it in one.
    4. I can take a bunch of CDs anywhere without worrying about cracked jewel cases or taking an entire binder with me.
    However, at $90 a pop, I'm not sure I will buy any more of the ProFile 200 drawers. They're sturdy plastic drawers, but they're still black plastic and not that appealing to the eye (especially the wife's eye.) I would love to build some sort of wooden storage unit that has drawers and would like nice in a living room or family room. Guess I'll have to check out the Can-Am site and see if they have anything that will work with the sleeves.
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    Thanks, Greg, I'll do that. I don't know why I'm lazy about such things. :b

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