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post #1 of 20 Old 07-29-2013, 03:33 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi There -

I made a short video showing how I've squeezed 6000+ Blus & DVDs into my apartment with the intent of helping folks who may be facing storage issues.

It's a little shaky & the audio could be louder, so apologies...

Big 6000+ DVD & Blu-ray Collection Storage Solution - YouTube


I also took a few photos...

Fortunately, my wife and I have a large living room in our apartment, so it doubles as our home theater.
The back wall is where we keep all of our discs.


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DVDs that don't come in traditional cases go on the shelving units mounted on the wall.

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We can't easily reach the top shelf, so boxes on the very top are empty and for display only.

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I primarily collect older films and 3D discs.

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Here are some Blu-ray 3D discs in one of our three large spinning towers.
These towers are the largest capacity I've been able to find.


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Each tower has a capacity of 756 DVDs, but since blu-rays in the USA
come in thinner cases, you can get 34 BRDs per shelf. With 7 shelves per side
(when spaced equally), that comes to a capacity of 952 blu-rays.


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The towers are represented as holding more (1056 Blu-rays),
so technically you could stack a few in on their sides, etc - but it will look a bit awkward.
Results will be different with thicker UK BRD cases, etc.


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Here's a detail of the center shelving with some Arrow Video Blus, Cinerama movies,
and a couple of Charlton Heston epics.


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Center shelves and more 3D Blu-rays.
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This cart fits nicely under the center shelves.

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More 3D discs and some EC slipcased box sets on the bookshelf to the right.

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More books.

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DVDS that originally came in cases have their cases removed,
are inserted in vinyl sleeves, and are filed in these drawers.


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I had the drawers custom made. We use divider cards to organize by genre, star or director.

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Myrna Loy rates a divider.

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Here are some DVDs in the vinyl sleeves.

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...and some Blu-Rays in the vinyl sleeves too.

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I talk a bit about how I arrived at this storage system in the video link up at the top. It will also give you a better look at the discs and a quick overview of the room including our ceiling-mounted projector and screen.

If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 20 Old 07-29-2013, 05:43 AM
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THAT is a library. Much more than a store.
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Thanks a lot hazel_wu.
Thats a good decade and a half of collecting up there - LOL.
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Well done, sir. Well done.
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Have you watched each disc all the way through?

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Only in my dreams!
I've looked at each cover and put them in their place, so that has to do for now.
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I wonder how many years it would take to go thru all that media....NO, HOW MANY DECADES eek.gif

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The towers have a slick design.

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I wonder how many years it would take to go thru all that media....NO, HOW MANY DECADES eek.gif

Probably even longer than it took to put it all in order! wink.gif
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The towers have a slick design.

The towers are very nice. These are the spinners I have (Venture Horizon 2393):
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Horizo.../dp/B000RK53RI

I think I found them cheaper than this amazon listing, so if anyone is interested, it may be worth shopping around.

I did make two modifications:

1) The actual boards that act as shelves are a bit thin. I found that they started to bow in the center after a while and that drove me nuts. The boards just slide in and out of the unit, so I had new interior shelves cut that were thicker.

2) When loaded up, the spinner shelf is heavy - and over time, the little plastic spinner wheel that rotates on the base board started digging in to the wood base - bits of saw dust started emanating from the bottom of the tower! I had a thin metal plate cut to size and placed it right under the spinner wheel so it would spin on the metal rather than the wood. That solved the problem.

The space savings you get out of just one of these things is pretty darn amazing.

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That looks fantastic, I like it.

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A very nice display of media.

I couldn't do such a thing with the space I have to work with.
I stand mine on end with the spline out (like library books).
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Hi There - ]

Dude, that is one serious collection. Very nice display of your media, you must be proud of your work and efforts.

Do you have your collection cataloged in a software package? If so, what do you use? I use Movie Collector and CD Collector for mine.
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I wonder how many years it would take to go thru all that media....NO, HOW MANY DECADES eek.gif

Figuring about 2 hours a movie...

500 straight days of 24/7 viewing...

Or 3,000 days @ 4 hours a day.

So yes, almost a decade.

DAMN!!!

Mad props to you on this accomplishment!

I vote AVS does some kind of article on this.
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Dude, that is one serious collection. Very nice display of your media, you must be proud of your work and efforts.

Do you have your collection cataloged in a software package? If so, what do you use? I use Movie Collector and CD Collector for mine.

Thanks Wendell - - - I use DVDpedia to keep track of everything. I'd be totally lost without it - LOL.
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Figuring about 2 hours a movie...

500 straight days of 24/7 viewing...

Or 3,000 days @ 4 hours a day.

So yes, almost a decade.

DAMN!!!

Mad props to you on this accomplishment!

I vote AVS does some kind of article on this.


Thanks biliam1982 - - - The horrible irony is that these days I doubt we even average seeing two movies a week - LOL - but when I reach retirement, it is going to be glorious!
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Here are some DVDs in the vinyl sleeves.

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...and some Blu-Rays in the vinyl sleeves too.

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I talk a bit about how I arrived at this storage system in the video link up at the top. It will also give you a better look at the discs and a quick overview of the room including our ceiling-mounted projector and screen.

If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks!

I love the vinyl sleeves! Where did you get them? I've not found anything close for under a dollar a sleeve.
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amazing work... reminds me of my Laser disk collection.

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Thanks MSchu18! Are pics of your collection posted anywhere?

I missed the laser disc boat, but I was a big vinyl junkie years ago. I sold a lot of stuff off years ago to beef up the movie collection - - - I love those big sleeves.
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I love the vinyl sleeves! Where did you get them? I've not found anything close for under a dollar a sleeve.

I got both the sleeves and dividers from bags unlimited.

Here is their general dvd / brd section:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-458-dvd-supplies.aspx

This is their DVD sleeves section:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-69-dvd-poly-sleeves.aspx

I use these:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-4217-dvd-vinyl-gatefold-sleeves.aspx

There are some sized specifically for blu-ray art as well

They also have some with two pockets for double discs, but I use single disc envelopes for second discs.

If you plan on ordering a very large qty, it may be worth giving them a call and asking if they will give you a better discount than you see on the website. I was able to get the pretty cheap per piece and sold off some DVD cases to help fund the purchase.
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Impressive collection hotandserious. I actually use the exact same DVD sleeves but I have been storing them on shelves which is not very attractive. I have been looking for a cabinet to store them in similar to way you are doing. You state in your video that the cabinet was custom made. Could you share how you accomplished that? Did you supply the dimensions to the builder and did you have it done locally or by a company online? The only thing pre-manufactured that I have found so far that seems suitable would be a parallel file cabinet with extra dividers placed within, but the ones I have found don't seem like they would match well with furniture I have.
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