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Old 07-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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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...



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.





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




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




I primarily collect older films and 3D discs.




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.





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.




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.





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




Center shelves and more 3D Blu-rays.



This cart fits nicely under the center shelves.




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




More books.




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





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




Myrna Loy rates a divider.




Here are some DVDs in the vinyl sleeves.




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



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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Old 07-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Wow! What movies do you not have? Great collection.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Very impressive I like the spinning towers, mass storage, little space taken, great pieces!
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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Awesome! Your collection is amazing! Right now, I'm struggling to keep my 1100+ blurays and 200+ dvds organized and shelved. Plenty more are arriving and some of my steelbooks are just piled up on the floor. I have way less than your 6000+ collection and already challenged. I thought about turning one of the bedrooms here in my townhome into a media room. Your ideas here are great. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #6
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Thanks Everybody!

If you are interested in the rotating towers, these are the spinners I have (Venture Horizon 2393):
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Horizo.../dp/B000RK53RI

I did find them cheaper than this amazon listing, so it may be worth shopping around.

After I lived with them for a while, I made two modifications to the towers:

1) The actual boards that act as shelves are a bit thin. I found that they started to bow in the center after a few months 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.

They are really quite nice. The space savings you get out of just one is amazing.


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Old 07-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Most impressive. Your organizational skills blows my mind. Well done, sir.
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Very impressive I like the spinning towers, mass storage, little space taken, great pieces!
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Thanks Everybody!

If you are interested in the rotating towers, these are the spinners I have (Venture Horizon 2393):
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Horizo.../dp/B000RK53RI

I did find them cheaper than this amazon listing, so it may be worth shopping around.

[Show spoiler]After I lived with them for a while, I made two modifications to the towers:

1) The actual boards that act as shelves are a bit thin. I found that they started to bow in the center after a few months 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.


They are really quite nice. The space savings you get out of just one is amazing.
Great video, great use of space & as I just posted in your YouTube video, while I Love the idea of having one rack to hold up to 1000 ( ) blu-rays, with my having 2 cats, cat hair can be an (annoying) issue. --- So I have the majority of my discs in a bookcase style enclosure that holds between 500-600 blurays. I Need another but that isn't happening anytime soon. Still, major kudos to your innovative management of a simply MASSIVE Collection.
Do you know how many Blu-rays you have, & how many DVDs (roughly)?


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I'm surprised to read Chicago on a list like that. Ann Arbor & Ypsi are college towns and nice area of Michigan.
You do know there's a Serious problem with guns/gangs/Murders in Chi-town, don't you Hamp? I'm sure St. Louis/Detroit can have some similar issues, as well as parts of L.A. prob


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Most impressive. Your organizational skills blows my mind. Well done, sir.
What he said.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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Great video, great use of space & as I just posted in your YouTube video, while I Love the idea of having one rack to hold up to 1000 ( ) blu-rays, with my having 2 cats, cat hair can be an (annoying) issue. --- So I have the majority of my discs in a bookcase style enclosure that holds between 500-600 blurays. I Need another but that isn't happening anytime soon. Still, major kudos to your innovative management of a simply MASSIVE Collection.

Do you know how many Blu-rays you have, & how many DVDs (roughly)?
Thanks Aerodude - - - DVDpedia puts me at about 4200 DVD and 1500 Blu- but most box sets and multidiscs that I have are counted as one, so it is a fair bit more than that.

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[QUOTE=hotandserious;7894110]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.

I have media and storage envy : ) I love the clean lines and visual unity. Did you make the shelves yourself? How or where did you purchase these? And thanks for sharing -- most impressive!
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #11
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I have media and storage envy : ) I love the clean lines and visual unity. Did you make the shelves yourself? How or where did you purchase these? And thanks for sharing -- most impressive!
Thanks for the kind words f451! I didn't make the towers myself, but I did make a few tweaks to them once I got them. These are the spinners I have (Venture Horizon 2393):
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Horizo.../dp/B000RK53RI

I did find them cheaper than this amazon listing, so it may be worth shopping around.

After I lived with them for a while, I made two modifications to the towers:

1) The actual boards that act as shelves are a bit thin. I found that they started to bow in the center after a few months 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.

Also - the two towers on the left were originally "oak" and I painted them white to bring them in line with the drawers. The one on the right was white to begin with.

Thanks again!

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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Your collection is just outright amazing, good sir. That's the best use of a living room backwall I've seen in all the collections I've come across on the 'net. There's no doubt you have a lot of love put into the care placed on your collection.

Just out of curiosity, you said that your DVD/BD cabinet was custom-made. I'm looking into possibly having something like that made to accommodate my current collection of 2000+ DVD/BD collection, so do you have any references or suggestions or possibly even the person/company you commissioned to have it made?

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Your collection is just outright amazing, good sir. That's the best use of a living room backwall I've seen in all the collections I've come across on the 'net. There's no doubt you have a lot of love put into the care placed on your collection.

Just out of curiosity, you said that your DVD/BD cabinet was custom-made. I'm looking into possibly having something like that made to accommodate my current collection of 2000+ DVD/BD collection, so do you have any references or suggestions or possibly even the person/company you commissioned to have it made?

Thanks!
Hi Psx0005 -

Thanks for the kind words - you made my day!

This probably won't be of much help unless you live in Austria, but this is the place I used to build the drawers:
http://www.petermax.at/

I gave them precise measurements to accommodate all of the rows of dvds /blus that I wanted and they build it to my specifications.

Unfortunately I had the drawer unit made quite a few years ago and I'm not sure where I stashed the drawings and measurements i put together for the manufacturer.

But - you should be able to figure it out - - - for my set up, each drawer holds 5 rows of DVDs in the poly sleeves.

The sleeve measurements are here:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-4217...d-sleeves.aspx

- and I added space to account for (4) 2x4s that I had cut to the depth of each shelf. I use those as the spacers between the rows.

Make sure everything is heavy-duty, when those drawers are out - they are HEAVY.

Hope that helps - would love to see pics when you are finished!
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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Great video ! Too bad the sleeves are so expensive. My collection is over 8000 dvds and blu-rays and i am encountering the same prob, not enough space
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Great job, hotandserious, but I have one question:

What do you do with TV series with more than one disc in a package? How do they fit inside your sleeves?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hotandserious View Post
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.





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




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




I primarily collect older films and 3D discs.




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.





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.




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.





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




Center shelves and more 3D Blu-rays.



This cart fits nicely under the center shelves.




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




More books.




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





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




Myrna Loy rates a divider.




Here are some DVDs in the vinyl sleeves.




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



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!
Very nice use of space and amazing assortment of films. Looks very clean, well organized and uncluttered. I had custom shelving put in and NEVER thought Iíd need more space but I have officially run out of room! Like you, I mostly collect 3D films along with specific 4K Blu-rays and as many premium steelbooks as I can afford.

Iíve strayed away from box sets bc I wasnít sure how/where to store them but you provided me with some great ideas and there are a few I really loved but passed on. If I can afford to buy them second hand I might begin to do that but I canít afford the scalper prices on eBay for the most part.
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I love this. I think I may do something like the drawer and disc socks system form my regular and wrestling dvd's.
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I need to do something like this.
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wow thats an insane collection LOVE IT!!!! can I visit your place to check all of them out?
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