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May 3, 2013

What do you do when a friend asks you if you want a collection of 800+ DVD Movies? You say YES of course. But then where do you store them?

You build a bunch of shelves.

I decided to make this modular storage system from plywood scrap laying around the shop. Danish Oil was used for the finish.

Each module measures 36 inches wide, 17-1/4 inches high and 6 inches deep. The back is 1/4 inch plywood set into a rabbet. A 1/2 inch shelf divides the module.

Each module has 2 holes in the top and bottom …

in which a floating dowel is inserted so the modules, when stacked, don’t move side-to-side or back-to-front.

A stack of 4 modules sits on a base trimmed with some nice base molding. Each base also has 2 holes to receive the floating dowels.

I made 2 bases and 8 modules.

Each module has a finger hole routed into each side. An 1/8 inch of hardwood edging was glued and pin nailed to the plywood edge of the module as well as the shelf.

The back of each module is joined with a strip of hardwood and 2 screws on each end.

The base is also joined with a strip of plywood and a spacer.

This is a view of the back of the joined modules.

This is the 2nd set of joined modules. Looks like I can add a few more DVD’s on the bottom.

Comments welcomed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 05:37 PM

That is a great storage rack. I’ll bet a lot of people could use one!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 06:09 PM

You have been a busy guy. Another nicely thought out project!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 07:07 PM

Nice built units. But it sure doesn’t look like 800 DVD’s How far back in time do the DVD’s run??

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 08:10 PM

Good idea to make the modules. Nice finish. Do you fasten it to the wall to prevent it tipping forward?

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#5 posted 05-04-2013 12:09 AM

Knotheat62: We’re emply nesters so didn’t fasten it to the wall. Also, being that the DVD’s are so light, it is really not top heavy. It seems pretty stable. However, mastening it to the wall is not a bad idea if you have small children in the house.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 05-04-2013 02:20 PM

Neat Idea to build modules. If you add to the collection later you can just build another module. It lets the collection dictate the space needed.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 05-04-2013 03:31 PM

Nice rack Ty. My son-in-law was asking me a while back to make him somthing like this because he has a collection of movies and dvds that is quite large also. One o these days, I’ll git round to it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 05-04-2013 05:24 PM

Great design, well executed….good job

-- Mike

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#9 posted 05-06-2013 04:09 PM

Great idea and solution from your beautiful modular storage. One practical and convenient system. Impressive work!

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 12:13 PM

Got to looking at this this morning and with a few mod it would make an excellent display case for my turnings.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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