Secondary Storage DSCF2401_800

Published on April 25th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


hopen to store all your dvds?

daniel, a self-professed slave to the ikea lifestyle, and a hacker by heart, has repurposed the hopen dresser into a hip dvd cabinet.

he says, “i really liked the hopen dressers, and when i saw them at ikea, i noticed the semi-transparent glass, and started getting ideas. a large format printer, some 3600 DPI scans, some Office Depot poster roll paper, and about two days of construction, and you get this.”
DSCF2401_800 DSCF2403_800 DSCF2405_800 DSCF2406_800

see daniel’s instructions for the hopen dvd storage.

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to hopen to store all your dvds?

  1. Audra says:

    We used to own a movie rental store and have almost 3000 DVDs to store. I’ve been searching for a way and I think this is it! Thanks!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    “If you need to dressers to store your DVDs your probably have to many DVDs.”

    You can never have too many DVDs

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you need to dressers to store your DVDs your probably have to many DVDs.

  5. Gustav says:


  6. wtf says:

    I love the large-format prints! While I really wish I had a large-format scanner and printer, I’m betting something like The Rasterbator would work great here.

  7. Michele says:

    This is a great hack. I have been looking for a way to store DVD’s and CD’s – I wonder if this would work for CD’s as well or for a mix of CD/DVD.

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