Introduction: DVD Shelf

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I started this project when i started running out of room in my normal bland DVD rack. I wanted something that would stand out and something people would notice when they walked into the room. My design is so simple but so effective. I searched the internet to see if there was something like it. I couldnt find one, so as a designer i tried it out myself.
Its made from 12mm MDF then undercoated with white matt then coated with Pure white gloss. Overall it cost me about £25 or $35. 
IF anyone has any like this with improvements i would love to see it.


futuregeneration1 (author)2015-07-04

Stylish design.. But, you'll need extra space for your new DVDs.. or Blu-Rays.. Maybe it will just keep the classic movies and the rest on the harddrive ? :)

brunoborjs (author)2013-06-11

So, uh, no instructions how to do it?
Found those really beautiful, but I have never worked with wood before and I have no idea how to. Do you think it's that complicated or I can do it myself if I really want to?

agent_k82 (author)2012-03-12

Can you provide us with measurements? Iwould really like to build one for my room. Thanks alot!!

JohnsonJ (author)2012-02-27

So cool!

Lopatin_Oleg (author)2012-02-15


Machine (author)2012-02-13

That is very nice indeed and very different. You could make them in any shape or lettering for anyone and you should.

There's a business there in making those and you should do it.

You won't have a HUGE amount of buyers (thousands upon thousands) but you will get plenty of sales.

Most people's bookshelves are very ORDINARY (my own for example) but yours are special.

macnotwindows (author)2012-02-13

Please don't take this the wrong way: I think this is an AMAZING idea you have, and I guess if I were to think of this, I probably wouldn't follow through with it, but YOU did! But the point is... I'm just a little concerned with how practical it would be to make something like this.

P.S: How in the world did this cost you only £25 or $35?!

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Bami7115 (author)2012-02-10

perfecto exelente idea 200% recomendable

Paperduck (author)2012-02-10

So I guess it's safe to assume that you have no plans to move to Blu-ray disc any time soon? :P

Paperduck (author)Paperduck2012-02-10

I just noticed that mikeasaurus already made the media format joke, oh well.

A nice design either way, and an impressive movie collection. Mine would probably only fill about one D.

Annatar2 (author)2012-02-09

Love the idea, my dad would enjoy this in his den. The only thing I would have changed is added a bit of bracing to some of the longer shelves to prevent the dreaded sag.

miriam83 (author)2012-02-09

wow! i love this!!!!!!

noahw (author)2012-02-06

Care to switch your main images? The second one you've got looks awesome and I'd love to feature your work on our homepage.

petermagee1 (author)noahw2012-02-07

Hi, thanks for comment, i appreciate it. Ye i changed the picture. thanks again

noahw (author)petermagee12012-02-07

Featured! Homepaged! Internet Famous! Seriously though, really nice idea for the DVD shelves and excellent execution.

Kiteman (author)2012-02-05

That's rather good - did you create a design you could share, or was it all by eye?

petermagee1 (author)Kiteman2012-02-07

thanks, I had a design concept. I drew it on squared paper ll in scale, making sure each shelf was 6inch in height then worked round it making it look n proportion. Unfortunatly I built them about a year ago and lost the design.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-02-05

Yeah, that's really awesome! I would love to hear more about designing it!

Unfortunatly I only heard of Instructables about a week ago, i had the designs on paper but i built the shelf about a year ago and lost them. sorry about that but thanks for the comment.

mikeasaurus (author)2012-02-06

I like this, nice job!

(good thing you didn't do a shelf for 'laserdisc')

petermagee1 (author)mikeasaurus2012-02-07

I know, i dont think my wall would be long enough. thanks

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