DVD Storage Problem

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  1. Michael_Smith

    Michael_Smith Auditioning

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    Ok, so I've been using the Atlantic storage racks for a while now and they've been working pretty well for me. But once the collection passed 600 dvds I started to run into some wall space issues (and an angry girlfriend threatening my life if I don't do something about the ever growing library). heh!

    I was looking at those Case Logic books to hold them, but the dvd versions only hold 50 and those sleeves seem ridiculously expensive. So I thought I'd pop my head in here and see what other people with this obsession are doing for storage purposes. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    -Mike
     
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    300 DVD Megachanger and the boxes go in the back of the closet. I have plenty of room now
     
  3. Ben Motley

    Ben Motley Supporting Actor

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    EDIT;Oops. Sorry Michael, I guess I should have read your post first before replying. I don't think my "solution" below will help you at all, heh.


    I'd need three of those Megachangers... then I'd be set! [​IMG]

    I can't stand the idea of paying too much money for too little capacity, which seems to be the case with all of the systems out there I've come across. I eventually went to the hardware store, got some shelf fixtures and 1"x5"x10' particle board planks the store cut in half for me free of charge. They came primered white, so they look pretty good without any further treatment. Also, using three supports evenly spced, they haven't sagged one bit in over a year, and that's even in a very humid apartment (I have no real vetilation, so my place is like a dang sauna after a shower. [​IMG] ) So now I have six 5' shelves. [​IMG] Only problem is I've already run out of space. :b

    All you need is a screwdriver and hammer (for the plastic screw-sinks). I think in the end it was around $45 for the hardware ($10 each plank, $20+ for the rest of the hardware). Capacity? I'll have to check when I get home, but I'm guessing it's about 110 single Amarays per shelf. That's a half inch per dvd, into 60", minus a few inches on each side you have to kind of use a few dvds tilted back on the others so they don't fall off. I had planned to put some kind of stop on the ends, but found I didn't really need them, as they pretty much stay on the shelf without that aid.
     
  4. Bill Griffith

    Bill Griffith Supporting Actor

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    We use some DVD books we get from BestBuy. They hold 80 DVD's but only 40 Movies.

    I think they cost about $35 per book and you can't add any pages.

    with 600 discs that would run you about $600 for storage [​IMG]

    Glad I'm picky when it comes to movies.[​IMG]
     
  5. Woo Jae

    Woo Jae Screenwriter

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    One solution if you have the room is to get IKEA BILLY shelves with Glass Doors for about $179. (without the doors, it is about $79). I have two shelves holding quite a few DVDs (not double stacked - if you did, it would hold quite a bit).

    I have Five IKEA shelves with two with glass doors dedicated to DVDs (79 X 2=158 or 179 X 2=358) with books and DVD, but you should research it before getting it to see if it is right for you.

    A link to what I have (mine is in the beech color)
    http://www.ikea-usa.com/product_pres...II&id=2976,410

    Other solutions include cabinets, binders, and rotating shelves but for me, IKEA's was the cheapest (besides building it yourself).
     
  6. Chris Beveridge

    Chris Beveridge Second Unit

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  7. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    The megachangers is a good idea. You only handle them once, so fingerprints are kept to a minimum.

    As for my cases, I didn't box them because sometimes I do want to see something on them, so I went the shelf route like Ben did, but I didn't get them 5" wide, I got them 12" wide, and I double them up.

    Glenn
     
  8. Michael_Smith

    Michael_Smith Auditioning

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    The problem with the Megachanger idea is that I would need 3 of them to start. It becomes obscenely expensive, just like the dvd books from Best Buy. I'll look into the shelving idea, but I'm not sure how well it'll work in the apartment. Thanks for the help everyone!
     

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