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,
- Choose a hardback book that will fit two CD sleeves one on top of the other.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trim down the excess tape from the sleeve.
- Remove the non-adhesive covering, and mount the sleeves into the cut pages.
- This is what the book should look like open:
- This is what it should look like closed: