Saturday, April 18, 2009
Do you have a serious CD collection - one you cherish and intend to keep? Do you want to keep the CDs in the jewel cases? Here are some of the nicest storage options I've seen. Note: Many of these companies also make DVD storage, but I'm going to focus on the CD options.
Let's start with the shelves. This wall unit from Wood Technologies stores 1200 CDs; there's a smaller version for 600 CDs.
Over in the U.K., Chris Sharp Cabinets makes this shelf which holds 296 CDs; a smaller version holds 148.
Jeremy Barnes makes wall-mounted CD shelves that hold 330 CDs.
And Wilkins & Kent in Australia makes CD cabinets in various sizes, storing 300 to over 1,000 CDs.
Coming back to the U.S., and moving away from wood, Topdeq sells these Cubos CD racks that hold 40 CDs per shelf. They come in 6-shelf and 11-shelf versions. Update on Nov. 1, 2009: Topdeq is closing its U.S. operation. You can still find the Cubos CD racks on the other Topdeq sites: Germany, France, etc.
Prefer an enclosed cabinet? Lombok has CD cabinets in two styles, and two sizes; this one stores 480 CDs.
Stan Pike is a furniture maker; one of his specialties seems to be apothecary cabinets, including CD apothecary chests.
Charles Matts makes a different type of CD cabinet.
If you like the look of steel rather than wood, you might consider the Can-Am cabinets, with two to four drawers, each of which holds 270 CDs. They come in a range of colors, too.
And you can stack them, so you can start out with a smaller size and add on as needed.
Finally, Bisley also makes cabinets designed for CDs; each drawer holds 120 of them, arranged in three rows.
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