Published on October 23rd, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker


Solution for Benno CD tower height problem under pitched ceilings

Materials: several Benno CD towers, metal strips (or wood if you prefer)

I love the Benno CD tower. I had several in my old house and when I moved them to my new house, I found that I couldn’t fit them under the pitched ceiling in the attic where my music room is located.

So I just stacked them horizontally and fitted either end together using some metal strips.

Now it’s a low but wide CD tower.

~ Ronald de Graaf, Groningen, the Netherlands

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4 Responses to Solution for Benno CD tower height problem under pitched ceilings

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great hack, but with today’s technology, this is a tremendous waste of space and looks dated. Rip these CD’s to create a clean PC/Mac-based entertainment center to update the look and reclaim the space.

  2. Juan (LME) says:

    Really nice. I did something similar, alternating white and black bennos

  3. Anonymous says:

    Or save money and just put up some shelves.

  4. This is so simple and yet so ingenious – thanks, Ronald! Exactly the solution I’m looking for, as I need a shelf under a pitched roof. Great!

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