Media Storage

Published on November 6th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


limited space? just double up the storage

greg did a double on a cd cabinet to max out his storage space. (if i’m not mistaken, it is an old robin cd shelving unit. i can’t find the link on ikea’s website though)

greg writes, “here is a quick hack i worked up to maximize cd storage space. i took 2 ikea cd storage units (they are a number of years old so i don’t have the names) and put them back-to-back.

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my friend allan kindly cut a 3/4″ piece of pine to size, screwed the pine into the base of both units, screwed on two mending plates to the top to join them together at the other end, attached 4 castor wheels, and voila! rolling storage that fits snugly into the available space!”

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8 Responses to limited space? just double up the storage

  1. Clif says:

    Hi there.. ever thought of flipping the whole thing upside down? I recon the legs can be used for further storage (1). It might look way cool with the contours of the legs facing up (2). And lastly this will also help hide the fact that its sitting on a plank with wheels (3) =)

  2. Bob says:

    I wonder if there are any other ikea pieces that you could use for this trick – to make something that held shoes or tshirts or sweaters or even food or kitchen tools.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I bet you could mount this to a heavy-duty Lazy Susan – or at least the mechanism from one – in order to make a tower you could rotate. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about casters scratching your floor.

  4. Kathleen says:

    My boyfriend and I each have a Robin CD unit in blue (that we bought years before we knew each other). If we move in together, this would be a cool trick to honor our cohabitation!

  5. happify says:

    I’ve got two robin units that I use to store shoes in. Finally something good about having small (women’s size 5) feet! I can get one pair in each cube.

  6. Mandi says:

    That’s a brilliant idea, but no castors on pretty wood floors like that! They’ll even scratch laminate. Try these:

    I’m dying to get some for my office chair.

  7. Anonymous says:

    it is indeed a robin cd unit. i have the same one. i also bought it years ago and haven’t seen it instore since.

  8. Anonymous says:

    CD? What is this “CD” you speak of? :)

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