Picture of [DIY] Bookend out of a slim cd-case
I just got a new shelf, and the problem occured that all my books, DVD's and CD's I want to put in it fall down.
The solution? Of course a bookend, but I haven't any money for this kind of stuff so I decided to build my own.

I know that it is possible to make some more stabil versions out of metal or wood but the only thing I got at the moment were a lot of cd-cases.

Step 1: Gather materials

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For my bookend you only need three things:
an slim cd-case doesn't matter if it's transparent or black or whatever. I got 100 clear cases for 9,99€.

Some strong glue, I prefer cyanoacrylate, this glue goes to be hard out if it comes in contact with the water in the air. I got 3 gramm tubes for 0,25€ at a local store.

Something to hold the case in a determined position, I used an 3rd hand that you normally use for soldering. (look in step 3 for the matter).

A geometric triangle
j574sbi6 years ago
some of the simplest projects are the most used. i just made four using a spot of gorilla glue.
pazzissimo7 years ago
bravissimo complimenti un vero genio
hey that is neat! very clean and gets the job done! +1
Brobru8 years ago
Good idea. I almost paid WalMart $7 for a cheap one. I made yours and it broke under the weight instantly. Then I did it with an old standard CD case I had,and it works great. I just opened the case backwards and glued it. You might have to take it apart and flip the cover around. Depends on the manufacture. In the process your favorite band is the decor.
Okok8 years ago
Hinges? ;-)
Total_138 years ago
This is a really good idea, i've got loads of useless cd cases littered around so this is a good way of recycling them, i have some spray paints knockin around so i'll probably paint them up
meddler8 years ago
I never wouldhave thought to use a cd case for a book end. Clever, i like it
Peter_Pansen (author) 8 years ago
Of course you can vary my project, my focus lay primary on the functional aspects when I build these bookends. If it's to colorless for you, just put some stickers on it ;-).
judielaine8 years ago
It looks like one could paint or otherwise decorate an obsolete CD/CDR/DVDR to decorate the end of the bookend.
hethlee8 years ago
i like it but it's not very pretty maybe cover the cases with something
jammis8 years ago
I like it i was looking for a quick and dirty solution for a book end all i need is one. Thanks!
theRIAA8 years ago
LOL, like the collection. i just use a 186 CD binder thing