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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.
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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

Step 2: Bend over

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Now you have to bend the "cover" of the CD-case that it looks like in the picture below.

Step 3: Fix it

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arrange it in the desired angle into your holder or whatever, normally the angle should be 90 degrees, (you can use a geometry triangle if you want to be sure about the angle).

Step 4: Glueing

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now you attach glue to the two things that keeps the cover on the rest of the case. <--(worst formulation)

Step 5: Let it dry

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Now just let the whole thing dry, it will take some time (even if the package says glues in seconds).
I just let it dry about night.

Step 6: Cut off the edges

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After drying you can clip off the overstanding edges, that makes it a little bit smaller

Step 7: Put everything on it and protect your stuff from falling apart

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Put your stuff on the cover side and put it into your shelf or whatever.

Don't stress it to much the cover will bend a little but than break.