I have quite a bit of DVDs and came to the conclusion that I needed some organization. So one night when I couldn't sleep I drew up a plan for an easy DVD shelving unit. It's 48" tall by 36" wide and holds approximately 360 regular cases. Of course, these measurements can be changed to suit your specific needs. I've decided to string multiple units together on the back wall of my loft.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1x6 material in 6 foot lengths (5)
2x4 stud material at 36"
1 1/4" screws (28)
I utilized the KREG pocket hole jig
Step 2: Mark and Cut the Boards
Mark and cut 2 of the 1x6's at 48". Mark and cut the other 3 boards at 36"
Step 3: Drill Out the Pocket Holes
I used a KREG pocket hole jig to put two holes at each end of the shelf pieces . This made assembly easier.
Step 4: Glue and Screw the Boards
I used the "glue and screw" method for attaching the shelves to the side. The first shelf was put in at 90-degrees at the topside corner. I took a scrap piece of wood (from the 2' cut off one of the sides) and made an 8" spacer. Using the square and spacer block, I glued and screwed the shelves in at the bottom every 8". After all 6 shelves were attached, I put repeated the steps attaching the other side, gluing and screwing in the coarse screws.
Step 5: Almost Finished
Finishing up, I attached a 36" 2x4 at the bottom with screws to act as a "toekick" and keep it off the floor a little. Glue and 4 screws worked.
Step 6: Finishing Up
The units are finished. Allow the glue to dry and a light sanding is all that is needed. You can stain or paint the unit to match your room. (if painting, run a little bit of painter's caulk at the seams to seal them prior to primer and paint)
I am building multiple units to cover the back wall. The size allows me to move them around later if need be. I did take an angle bracket and secure the unit to the back wall to prevent the shelf from falling forward.
1/4" backing board so the DVD cases don't fall out. I am setting mine against the back wall so I don't need it.