Media Storage

Published on June 17th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Hide your CDs

Adriana doesn’t like her technology showing and decides to hide it in a cabinet.

She says, “I bought an Ivar Gorm shelving unit ($20) to put into the cabinet and hold my CDs and technology, but then realized it wouldn’t work the way i wanted.

So, I decided to modify.

On an Ivar Gorm, the vertical pieces of wood are about 1×4, so I kept two of the four intact. The other two, I cut into pieces and made them legs that sit on each shelf.

CD storageCD storageSo, I assembled the back according to directions and the 1x4s for the front acted as legs. The legs are only attached to the shelf above. They are not attached to the shelf below.

CD storageCD storageSomeone who cared could do a better job. Mine was really in the moment when I realized my original plan would not work, and, if I didn’t do it when it hits me, it won’t get done. So, you can see I cracked the wood because I did not have the right screws.

But, it works and no one sees my stuff.”

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8 Responses to Hide your CDs

  1. Robj98168 says:

    Not to be nitpicky, but that looks like a gorm shelving unit to me. But great job. Looks nice!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Shelving is GORM, not IVAR

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think that’s the Gorm, not Ivar… Nice idea, though!


  4. Bex says:

    Nice hack – but I think thats Sten, not Ivar…

  5. Aaron says:

    that is Gorm shelving, not Ivar.

  6. Mackie says:

    LOL yes, Gorm. but i love it how you came up with a solution once the original plan didn’t work out. never mind the split wood – the thing works, that is what counts. i never have the patience to go and get the right screws either. :-P

  7. Jules says:

    Oops, sorry folks. Should have checked the picture more closely. It is a Gorm.

  8. therightpeople says:

    maybe put some wood glue in that crack…

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