Picture of CD Rack From Old CDs
This CD rack looks really good (if somewhat kitsch) and is not rocket science to make. You just have to measure stuff properly and be careful while you work, or, like me, you will have to start again three times.

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
15 CDs
1 5mm threaded rob (usually sold in 1m lengths)
8 5mm hex nuts
5 5mm lock nuts
100 5mm rivet washers (usually sold in packets of 100)
1 20mm dowel stick
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jedii7210 months ago

that's clever. nice job

May I suggest the use of spacers, instead of all those washers? A length of stainless steel tubing and a tubing cutter might add some complexity to this project, but also a cleaner look between the CD dividers. :)
Yeah,,, U maaaaaay.......................................
powerfool3 years ago
I think you need a final photo here :)
But it's great idea! Thanks! I have tons of old cd's to use!
thepelton4 years ago
Two other ideas. You could build a solar oven out of old disks, or maybe make a fishing lure.
Love the solar oven idea, can you flesh it out for me some? Thanks!
ILOSN6 years ago
omg thats brilliant lol.
jlb24587 years ago
What a cool idea! I can so see this in my nephew's dorm room. Thanks for the idea.
uguy7 years ago
Another fine use for all those AOL disks. Well done A+
randofo uguy7 years ago
Does anyone still have AOL CDs? They're probably collectors items.
About seven from everyyear they've been issued in random items, once we got one in the box with our blender...
Aol's branching out into the food processing industry, lol.
Hehe, seems that way...
y do they waste money on cds.... shouldnt they just sell the company or something and stop themselves from using money out of all the kids in my skool only 1 kid uses AOL and he like lives on a farm or something with no cable lines so he cant get comcast or sumthin like dat idk
CRACKHEADS use AOL... Ok that was a random chatroom joke from teh 'ibles room but it just felt right...
Grey_Wolfe7 years ago
CD Rack, lol. This pun will be loved by my techie buddy. Will have to try to get this done by the 29th for his B-day.
And somehow, the space time continuum remains intact.
Very cool, I look forward to trying this out! +5/5 stars.
Darkshot7 years ago
Faved and +1 :D and im gonna make this soon!
Coffee bean7 years ago
That awsome!
rimar20007 years ago
Good idea!
inquisitive7 years ago
Sweet! I agree-this is the ONLY practical use for those AOL cds!
Very Cool! Great Instructable! Thanks Joe
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Good idea! I have so many old cds I can use for this