Thrifty Idea: CD and Book Rack

Are you one of those who detests the idea of stacking CDs in ready-made, boring rectangular racks? How about units like these featured on Apartment Therapy?

Apartment Therapy - CD Storage Unit

Apartment Therapy - CD Storage Unit

Or one of these wall mounted units?

Wall mounted CD Rack

Wall mounted CD Rack

Wall mounted shelving

Wall mounted shelving

You can get one made too at a much lesser price like the one I have.

CD Rack from leftover wood

CD Rack from leftover wood

This rack when fully stacked with the Beatles-Jimi Hendrix-Blues collection on one end and F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Hindi oldies on the other end often acts as a show stopper to visitors. The rack was also a very handy and within reach storage space to stock our once huge collection of cassettes (now, vintage items!). And it doesn’t occupy floor space :)

The idea for this rack is inspired from a unit on display in the movie Jhankar Beats. The unit is made from leftover rubber wood while we were doing up the interiors of our apartment. So it practically cost us nothing. There were some more sizable pieces of wood left out, out of which I had the carpenters make a napkin/apron/kitchen cloth rack over the counter-top for the kitchen and a open cabinet to keep dish washing soap and detergent in the utility area.

If you’re bored and want some change around the house, you can rotate the rack when rotated and hang it to be used as a shelving unit.

CD Rack as a Wall Shelving Unit

CD Rack as a Wall Shelving Unit

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Image Courtesy:
1. Apartment Therapy
2. overstock.com

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