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Old 12-31-2019, 04:57 PM   #361
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I guess I'll take exception -- my Ikea bookcases and media shelves have been rock steady and some of them are approaching a dozen years. Not fancy, pretty inexpensive, no bowing, separation of layers, even the surfaces have resisted scratches and fading, no breakage of the verticals, shelf supports, etc (including the extra holes I made to customize the shelf spacing. Most of them are fairly heavily loaded most of the time though haven't had pets, small children, or direct sunlight to contend with.

These units have held up amazingly well compared to any of the Sauder, Atl Tech, OfficeMax type shelving I used for DVD for a decade prior.
fair enough, maybe I shouldn't be including ikea in the group I have owned a few ikea items and not had good luck with them, but it's a pretty limited amount as I don't have an ikea nearby.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:29 AM   #362
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fair enough, maybe I shouldn't be including ikea in the group I have owned a few ikea items and not had good luck with them, but it's a pretty limited amount as I don't have an ikea nearby.
I'm not a big fan of the furniture (bedding, Family Room, Sofa/Chair, Dining table/chair etc), but their accessory units seem pretty good if you ignore the supercheap lines.

Billy, Besta, Kallax/Expedit, Hemnes units have been pretty solid for me anyway.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:16 PM   #363
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My Billy’s are quite old now and look the same as the day I bought them. Solid as a rock
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:20 PM   #364
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To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of shelves made of laminated MDF or particle board... solid timber shelves make a collection stand out more, and demonstrates the pride that one has in their collection is on another level I think.

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Old 01-03-2020, 11:38 AM   #365
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All comes down to budget I guess.
Having had a look at your gallery, budget doesn't seem to be a problem

You clearly love what you do. Cudos on the lovely setup
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:30 PM   #366
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I posted this in the Trading Forum, but I thought I would post this here in the event there is anyone interested.

I have a custom made movie storage cabinet that I no longer need as my collection has surpassed its storage capacity. Therefore, I thought I'd see if any fellow movie collectors of the forum are interested in it before it heads for donation. No charge for the cabinet itself as long as you can physically pick it up and transport it to wherever you need.

It's made of solid plywood. Dimensions are 72" L x 72" H x 7.5" W. Each shelf area is 23" L x 9" H and easily accommodates all UHD/blu-ray/DVD cases and most box sets. There are 21 individual shelves (shelves are not movable). The entire cabinet could hold approx. 945 movies if you assume 1/2" width per movie case. The cabinet is painted java, but could easily be re-painted to a different color if desired.

The cabinet is a bit dusty as it's currently being stored in my garage, but there is no physical damage of note. I live outside Indianapolis, IN if there are any fellow midwesterners that are interested. PM me if you have any questions or interest.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:52 PM   #367
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My Billy’s are quite old now and look the same as the day I bought them. Solid as a rock
I've had the trusty Billy for awhile now too. A few of them actually. They all hold up great.

The only complaint with mine (black-brown color) is that they're textured. So if I run my swiffer duster across the shelves, sometimes it'll leave behind some little pieces of the swiffer.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:12 PM   #368
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I always use poplar wood for my shelving. It's stronger than is necessary for this application, but it looks great.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:44 PM   #369
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I have 5 Billy book cases for my Cds, plus one that is the same height but half the width. I also have 2 Billy book cases with the height extenders for all of my Blu-rays and some DVDs. We turned our never used Living Room into an Office/Media Room.
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I'm getting dangerously low on space and I'm searching for replacement options. Everyone keeps recommending Billy cases but I just can't do the black-brown. It kills my aesthetic.

I just stumbled upon this. I don't know if they are new but they are cheap, black and nearly the same size.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/finnby-...lack-10261129/

Anyone have the Finnby? I'm thinking I'd want at least 3-4 but I wonder how many movies they'd fit?

For anyone with a Billy, how many movies can you roughly fit with a full shelf?
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I'm getting dangerously low on space and I'm searching for replacement options. Everyone keeps recommending Billy cases but I just can't do the black-brown. It kills my aesthetic.

I just stumbled upon this. I don't know if they are new but they are cheap, black and nearly the same size.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/finnby-...lack-10261129/

Anyone have the Finnby? I'm thinking I'd want at least 3-4 but I wonder how many movies they'd fit?

For anyone with a Billy, how many movies can you roughly fit with a full shelf?
Those Finnby are exactly what I bought yesterday. They're my second set. I left behind the other set when I moved.
They're almost the same as Billy, but not as much depth, which I like.
I have around 600 movies and four units were almost full.
I'm putting them together today and will post here tomorrow how full the fourth shelf is with my movie quantity.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:04 PM   #372
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that looks awesome exactly what I have been looking for....I like my stuff locked up too no prying eyes or hands
Thanks for the suggestion. Got one of these after seeing your post, still about $200 on Amz, but very nice for what it is and not too difficult to assemble, will be purchasing another down the road. (Yeah, I'm gonna have to steal your lighting idea too😁thanks again)
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:58 PM   #373
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Thanks for the suggestion. Got one of these after seeing your post, still about $200 on Amz, but very nice for what it is and not too difficult to assemble, will be purchasing another down the road. (Yeah, I'm gonna have to steal your lighting idea too😁thanks again)
Can you please post the AMZ link? Interested to see how you do that lighting. Previous posters images are not working.
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Has anyone tried cube storage or the Ikea Kallax for their movies? One thing that is appealing to me is that they are stackable/expandable so I can go floor to ceiling if needed.

I also like that the depth and height aren't as wasteful as something like the Billy or other bookshelves.

The downside is the backing. They are open. Does anyone know if you can buy backing board anywhere? Preferably black?

I'm still trying to decide the direction I want to go but I saw a recent video game collection video and they had everything in cube storage and it looked really nice.

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Has anyone tried cube storage or the Ikea Kallax for their movies? One thing that is appealing to me is that they are stackable/expandable so I can go floor to ceiling if needed.

I also like that the depth and height aren't as wasteful as something like the Billy or other bookshelves.

The downside is the backing. They are open. Does anyone know if you can buy backing board anywhere? Preferably black?

I'm still trying to decide the direction I want to go but I saw a recent video game collection video and they had everything in cube storage and it looked really nice.

You can use a thin plywood from HD and cut to size and then paint and apply.

If you want to go ultra cheap, get some black posterboard from Michaels and use that.
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I also like that the depth and height aren't as wasteful as something like the Billy or other bookshelves.
I not sure I agree with that at all esp if you are only going to do one layer of discs and all facing one direction. I would think the Billy's would be far more space effective than the Kallax whose shelves are 12x12x15 and fixed unless you used both sides as a front or double layers.

A 72x72x15 Kallax should be able to store 600-650 14mm cases using one layer and up to 1300 if they either used as a divider with 2 layers facing outward or double layers (with a front/rear layer). If you had mostly US 11-12mm single movie cases it would be more than that, but add some boxsets, digibooks, digipacks, UK Cases so I use 14mm as an average.


Billy's at 79 x 77 x 11 (two 31 in and a 15 in width) using extra shelves should be able to get 8 shelves with the extra wood shelves or up to 10 using glass shelves (2 fixed wood levels and 8 glass shelves). That would easily get 1000 with 8 shelf levels and 1300 with the glass shelf option and using a single layer of discs. It's possible to use double layers (front/rear) of disc with the Billy's

I have some 79/31/11 Billy's with 10 shelves (not counting the top) so I know that format works and I could easily get 500 in a single row and close to 600 cases in one unit if I had to (1200 if I double) so 2.5 units could hold a lot of discs.

That's around 77K cu. in for the Kallax vs 67K cu in for the Billys
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I not sure I agree with that at all esp if you are only going to do one layer of discs and all facing one direction. I would think the Billy's would be far more space effective than the Kallax whose shelves are 12x12x15 and fixed unless you used both sides as a front or double layers.

A 72x72x15 Kallax should be able to store 600-650 14mm cases using one layer and up to 1300 if they either used as a divider with 2 layers facing outward or double layers (with a front/rear layer). If you had mostly US 11-12mm single movie cases it would be more than that, but add some boxsets, digibooks, digipacks, UK Cases so I use 14mm as an average.


Billy's at 79 x 77 x 11 (two 31 in and a 15 in width) using extra shelves should be able to get 8 shelves with the extra wood shelves or up to 10 using glass shelves (2 fixed wood levels and 8 glass shelves). That would easily get 1000 with 8 shelf levels and 1300 with the glass shelf option and using a single layer of discs. It's possible to use double layers (front/rear) of disc with the Billy's

I have some 79/31/11 Billy's with 10 shelves (not counting the top) so I know that format works and I could easily get 500 in a single row and close to 600 cases in one unit if I had to (1200 if I double) so 2.5 units could hold a lot of discs.

That's around 77K cu. in for the Kallax vs 67K cu in for the Billys
I guess I'd need to see a picture of a Billy full of Blus (potential band name).

With extra shelves, the Billy would definitely be superior but just stock, I think it would be a bit of a waste.

I don't have an Ikea where I am and with Billys already pretty expensive, I don't think I'd want to factor in extra shelves. Also, not having a solid black kinda kills it for me.

I think I'm leaning towards cube storage. I don't have a lot of space to go very wide but I can go high. These are made to go horizontally or vertically:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...Black/47724781

I think I'll put 2 horizontally next to each other and then stack 2 more on each side to the ceiling. 6 of them would only be $180 and should last me until physical media dies.
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You can use a thin plywood from HD and cut to size and then paint and apply.

If you want to go ultra cheap, get some black posterboard from Michaels and use that.
Great idea on the posterboard. I would just want to cover up the backs and don't really need it to be functional.
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