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DIY: CD/DVD Storage Book

Since it is Home Entertainment month, I'm all about finding ways to make my film and music collections more organized and aesthetically pleasing. This Disc Storage Book DIY that I spotted on MAKE is just the thing to perk up my collections, not to mention a simple way to kick those unsightly, generic CD cases. The great thing about this project is that it allows you to store your CD, DVD, and video game collections unnoticed on your bookshelves.


  • A book
  • Double-sided tape
  • CD/DVD disc sleeves
  • A pair of scissors

To learn the steps,


Here's how:

  1. Choose a hardback book that will fit two CD sleeves one on top of the other.
  2. Plan how to mount the sleeves. You have to accommodate the thickness of two CDs and the sleeve when mounting the sleeves, so determine how many pages is equal to that thickness. Take the total number of pages your book has and divide it by the number of pages that equal the thickness of your sleeve and two CDs to determine how many sets of sleeves you'll have.
  3. Cut away the pages to accommodate the CD sleeves so that the edge of the cut pages meets up with the inside of the CD sleeve 'hinge' and allows the outside edge of the CD sleeve to go to where the outside edge of the page used to be. Leave some pages at the beginning and end for trickery.
  4. Put double-sided tape on all of the CD sleeves on the 'hinge' area. Keep the non-adhesive covering on until it's time to mount each one.
  5. Trim down the excess tape from the sleeve.
  6. Remove the non-adhesive covering, and mount the sleeves into the cut pages.
  7. This is what the book should look like open:
  8. This is what it should look like closed:


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Ultress Ultress 8 years
awesome. time consuming. but awesome.
melda melda 8 years
i like this idea
melda melda 8 years
i like this idea
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
It's a cool idea but I love having my music and movies on display. I also like looking through other people's libraries.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
GREAT idea! loveeee it!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
GREAT idea! loveeee it!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I think I definitely have to try this!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
i see the pages ripping with this one, cute but in the long run is it practical?
DejaVecu DejaVecu 8 years
Oh, what a fantastic idea. Ok, if I may make a plug for your local library...older books that are out of date (i.e. old art books replaced by better, more complete editions, history books, out of date science and medical books), worn out etc. are often offered for sale for rock bottom prices...think .25 to $1!!! So, that's a great place to find your project book.
jezebella jezebella 8 years
jezebella jezebella 8 years
Advah Advah 8 years
I love this!! (I thought you'd be able to fit more CD cases inside the book though)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow very neat...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Wow very neat...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Not a bad idea!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Not a bad idea!
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh, I like this storage idea...
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